plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a tough compact substance that is white, greenish, or grayish, is produced in part at least by alteration of feldspar, and consists chiefly of zoisite or epidote

Word History


French, from H. Bénédict de Saussure †1799 + French -ite

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“Saussurite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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