noun ve·szel·yite \ˈvesəlˌyīt, ˈvesēˌīt; və̇ˈs|ālēˌīt, ˈz|, |el-\

Definition of veszelyite



  1. :  a mineral (Cu,Zn)3PO4(OH)3.2H2O that is a hydrous basic copper zinc phosphate occurring mostly in greenish blue incrustations (hardness 3.5–4, specific gravity 3.5)

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of veszelyite

German veszelyit, from A. Veszely, 19th century Hungarian mining engineer + German -it -ite

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up veszelyite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!