chalybite

[kal-uh-bahyt]

Origin of chalybite

1855–60; < Greek chalyb- (stem of chályps) iron, also iron-worker, member of the Chalybes, a tribe of Asia Minor noted for their blacksmiths + -ite1
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chalybite

noun
  1. another name for siderite (def. 1)
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