wulfenite

noun
wul·​fen·​ite | \ ˈwu̇l-fə-ˌnīt How to pronounce wulfenite (audio) \

Definition of wulfenite

: a tetragonal mineral that is a complex oxide of lead and molybdenum and occurs especially in bright orange-yellow tabular crystals

First Known Use of wulfenite

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wulfenite

German Wulfenit, from F. X. von Wulfen †1805 Austrian mineralogist

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“Wulfenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wulfenite. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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