ulexite

noun

ulex·​ite ˈyü-lək-ˌsīt How to pronounce ulexite (audio)
: a soft mineral consisting of a hydrous borate of sodium and calcium and usually occurring in loose masses of white fibers

Word History

Etymology

George L. Ulex †1883 German chemist

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ulexite was in 1867

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“Ulexite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ulexite. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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