wal·​pur·​gite | \ wälˈpərˌjīt, wȯl-, -ˌgīt \
plural -s

Definition of walpurgite

: a mineral Bi4(UO2)(AsO4)2O4.3H2O(?) consisting of a hydrous bismuth uranium arsenate and oxide occurring in thin yellow crystals

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History and Etymology for walpurgite

German walpurgin (from Walpurgis, vein in mine at Schneeberg, central Germany + German -in -ine) + English -ite

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“Walpurgite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walpurgite. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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