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erythrite

[ih-rith-rahyt, er-uh-thrahyt]
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noun
  1. a mineral, hydrous cobalt arsenate, Co3As2O8⋅8H2O, occurring as a powdery, usually red incrustation on cobalt minerals; cobalt bloom.
  2. erythritol.

Origin of erythrite

First recorded in 1835–45; erythr- + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for erythrite

erythrite

noun
  1. Also called: cobalt bloom a pink to purple secondary mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: Co 3 (AsO 4) 2 .8H 2 O
  2. another name for erythritol
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