wil·​lem·​ite ˈwi-lə-ˌmīt How to pronounce willemite (audio)
: a mineral of varying color consisting of a silicate of zinc and occurring especially in massive or granular forms

Examples of willemite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The green color signifies a different type of zinc ore called willemite. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, 28 Mar. 2017

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Word History


German Willemit, from Willem (William) I †1843 king of the Netherlands

First Known Use

circa 1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of willemite was circa 1841

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“Willemite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/willemite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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