cobaltite

[koh-bawl-tahyt, koh-bawl-tahyt]

noun

a mineral, cobalt arsenic sulfide, CoAsS, silver-white with a reddish tinge: an end member of a series of solid solutions that includes gersdorffite; used as an ore of cobalt.

Nearby words

  1. cobalt violet deep,
  2. cobalt violet light,
  3. cobalt yellow,
  4. cobaltammine,
  5. cobaltic,
  6. cobaltous,
  7. cobaltous hydroxide,
  8. cobb,
  9. cobb salad,
  10. cobb syndrome

Origin of cobaltite

First recorded in 1865–70; cobalt + -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for cobaltite

cobaltite

cobaltine (ˈkəʊbɔːlˌtiːn, -tɪn)

noun

a rare silvery-white mineral consisting of cobalt arsenic sulphide in cubic crystalline form: a major ore of cobalt, used in ceramics. Formula: CoAsS
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