Definition of taranakite
: a mineral K2Al6(PO4)6(OH)2.18H2O(?) consisting of a basic hydrous phosphate of aluminum and potassium in compact clayey masses
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Origin and Etymology of taranakite
Taranaki, provincial district in New Zealand, its locality + English -ite
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