shergottite

noun
sher·​got·​tite | \ ˈshər-gə-ˌtīt How to pronounce shergottite (audio) \

Definition of shergottite

: any of a class of achondritic geologically young meteorites of feldspar and pyroxene

First Known Use of shergottite

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shergottite

Shergotty (Sherghati), town in India

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