zaratite

noun
zara·​tite | \ ˈzärəˌtīt, ˈzar- \
plural -s

Definition of zaratite

: a hydrous basic nickel carbonate Ni3(CO3)(OH)4·4H2O occurring in emerald-green incrustations or compact masses

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History and Etymology for zaratite

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 4 Aug. 2020.

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