willemite

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noun wil·lem·ite \ˈwi-lə-ˌmīt\

Definition of willemite

  1. :  a mineral of varying color consisting of a silicate of zinc and occurring especially in massive or granular forms

Origin and Etymology of willemite

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


First Known Use: circa 1841


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