wolframite

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

German Wolframit, from Wolfram

First Known Use

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 13 Apr. 2024.

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wolframite

noun
wol·​fram·​ite ˈwu̇l-frə-ˌmīt How to pronounce wolframite (audio)
: a brownish or grayish black mineral that contains tungsten in combination with iron, manganese, and oxygen and that is used as a source of tungsten

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