smithsonite

noun
smith·​son·​ite | \ ˈsmith-sə-ˌnīt How to pronounce smithsonite (audio) \

Definition of smithsonite

: a mineral that is a carbonate of zinc and constitutes a minor ore of zinc

First Known Use of smithsonite

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for smithsonite

James Smithson

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“Smithsonite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smithsonite. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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