scheelite

noun

schee·​lite ˈshā-ˌlīt How to pronounce scheelite (audio)
: a mineral consisting of the tungstate of calcium that is an ore of tungsten

Word History

Etymology

German Scheelit, from Karl W. Scheele †1786 Swedish chemist

First Known Use

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scheelite was circa 1837

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“Scheelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scheelite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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