[ daw-suh-nahyt ]

  1. an orthorhombic mineral, hydrous sodium aluminum carbonate, NaAlCO3(OH)2, with a vitreous luster, occurring as white blade-shaped crystals: mined as an ore of aluminum.

Origin of dawsonite

Named after J.W. Dawson; see -ite1

Words Nearby dawsonite

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How to use dawsonite in a sentence

  • In fact, the dawsonite can not do too much for the stranger sojourning in his midst.

    In to the Yukon | William Seymour Edwards