smith·​son·​ite ˈsmith-sə-ˌnīt How to pronounce smithsonite (audio)
: a mineral that is a carbonate of zinc and constitutes a minor ore of zinc

Word History


James Smithson

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smithsonite was in 1845

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“Smithsonite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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