zaratite

noun

zara·​tite
ˈzärəˌtīt,
ˈzar-
plural -s
: a hydrous basic nickel carbonate Ni3(CO3)(OH)4·4H2O occurring in emerald-green incrustations or compact masses

Word History

Etymology

Spanish zaratita, from Señor Zarate, 19th century Spaniard + Spanish -ita -ite

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“Zaratite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zaratite. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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