thuringite

noun

thu·​rin·​gite
th(y)əˈrinˌjīt
plural -s
: a mineral Fe3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4 of the chlorite family consisting of a basic aluminum iron silicate and occurring as an aggregation of minute scales with an olive-green color and pearly luster

Word History

Etymology

German thuringit, from Thuringia + German -it -ite

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“Thuringite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thuringite. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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