atacamite

[at-uh-kam-ahyt, uh-tak-uh-mahyt]

noun

a mineral, hydrated chloride of copper, Cu2Cl(OH)3, occurring in a green, granular form: a minor ore of copper.

Origin of atacamite

1830–40; named after Atacama Desert; see -ite1
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