plural -s
: a cochineal-red to orange-yellow to brown mineral Ag3AsS3 consisting of a silver arsenic sulfide and occurring in tabular crystals and often flat rhombohedrons compare proustite

Word History


German xanthokon xanthoconite (from xanth- + Greek konis dust) + English -ite; from the color of its streak powder

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“Xanthoconite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xanthoconite. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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