with·​er·​ite ˈwi-t͟hə-ˌrīt How to pronounce witherite (audio)
: a translucent white or gray orthorhombic mineral consisting of a carbonate of barium

Word History


German Witherit, irregular from William Withering †1799 English physician

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of witherite was in 1794

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“Witherite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witherite. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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