uintaite

noun uin·ta·ite
variants: or less commonly uintahite \-təˌīt\

Definition of uintaite

plural -s
:a black lustrous asphalt occurring especially in Utah that is useful in the arts (as in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, and inks) and for waterproofing

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Origin and Etymology of uintaite

Uinta or Uintah mountains of northeast Utah + English -ite


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