amosite

[ am-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈæm əˌsaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT 2ND-3RD GRADE VOCAB FROM BOOKS!

Are you learning new vocabulary? Or do you just have an interest in words? Either way, this quiz is for you.
Question 1 of 10
orchard

Origin of amosite

1915–20; A(sbestos) M(ine) o(f) S(outh Africa) + -ite1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020