an ore of manganese, 3Mn2O3⋅MnSiO3.

Origin of braunite

1830–40; named after A. E. Braun (1809–56), German official; see -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

Word Origin for braunite

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