[ daw-suh-nahyt ]
/ ˈdɔ səˌnaɪt /


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.

Nearby words

  1. dawney,
  2. dawning,
  3. dawson,
  4. dawson creek,
  5. dawson, sir john william,
  6. dax,
  7. day,
  8. day after day,
  9. day and night,
  10. day bed

Origin of dawsonite

named after J.W. Dawson; see -ite1

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Examples from the Web for dawsonite

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

    In to the Yukon|William Seymour Edwards