bronzite

[ bron-zahyt ]
/ ˈbrɒn zaɪt /

noun

a greenish-brown or black mineral with a bronzelike luster, an orthorhombic pyroxene, (Mg,Fe)2(Si2O6), intermediate in composition between enstatite and hypersthene.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

Origin of bronzite

1810–20; bronze + -ite1; so called from its sheen
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for bronzite

British Dictionary definitions for bronzite

bronzite
/ (ˈbrɒnzaɪt) /

noun

a type of orthopyroxene often having a metallic or pearly sheen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012