thorite

noun

tho·​rite ˈthȯr-ˌīt How to pronounce thorite (audio)
: a rare mineral that is a brown to black or sometimes orange-yellow silicate of thorium resembling zircon

Word History

Etymology

Swedish thorit, from New Latin thorium

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thorite was in 1832

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“Thorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thorite. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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