witherite

noun
with·​er·​ite | \ ˈwi-t͟hə-ˌrīt How to pronounce witherite (audio) \

Definition of witherite

: a translucent white or gray orthorhombic mineral consisting of a carbonate of barium

First Known Use of witherite

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for witherite

German Witherit, irregular from William Withering †1799 English physician

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“Witherite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witherite. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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