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.

Nearby words

  1. at/m,
  2. ataata,
  3. atabalipa,
  4. atabrine,
  5. atacama desert,
  6. atactic,
  7. ataghan,
  8. atahualpa,
  9. atakapa,
  10. atalanta

Origin of atacamite

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

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