scheelite

noun
schee·​lite | \ ˈshā-ˌlīt How to pronounce scheelite (audio) \

Definition of scheelite

: a mineral consisting of the tungstate of calcium that is an ore of tungsten

First Known Use of scheelite

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scheelite

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

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“Scheelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scheelite. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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