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  1. an ore of manganese, 3Mn2O3⋅MnSiO3.
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Origin of braunite

1830–40; named after A. E. Braun (1809–56), German official; see -ite1
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Historical Examples

  • Braunite, is a dark brown substance, of a glassy metallic lustre, affording a brown powder.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

  • The sesquioxide is found crystallized in an anhydrous form in braunite, and hydrated in manganite.

British Dictionary definitions for braunite


  1. a brown or black mineral that consists of manganese oxide and silicate and is a source of manganese. Formula: 3Mn 2 O 3 .MnSiO 3
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Word Origin

C19: named after A. E. Braun (1809–56), German official in the treasury at Gotha
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