wolframite

noun
wol·​fram·​ite | \ ˈwu̇l-frə-ˌmīt How to pronounce wolframite (audio) \

Definition of wolframite

: a brown to black mineral consisting of a tungstate of iron and manganese occurring especially in monoclinic crystals and used as a source of tungsten

First Known Use of wolframite

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wolframite

German Wolframit, from Wolfram

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The first known use of wolframite was circa 1868

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“Wolframite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolframite. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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