woodwardite

noun

wood·​ward·​ite
ˈwu̇dwə(r)ˌdīt
: a mineral Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12.2–4H2O consisting of a hydrous basic sulfate of copper and aluminum found in greenish blue to turquoise-blue botryoidal concretions originally in Cornwall

Word History

Etymology

Samuel P. Woodward †1865 English naturalist + English -ite

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“Woodwardite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodwardite. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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