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elaterite

[ ih-lat-uh-rahyt ]
/ ɪˈlæt əˌraɪt /
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noun

an elastic, rubbery, brownish natural asphalt.

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Origin of elaterite

First recorded in 1820–30; elater + -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for elaterite

elaterite
/ (ɪˈlætəˌraɪt) /

noun

a dark brown naturally occurring bitumen resembling rubber

Word Origin for elaterite

C19: from elater + -ite 1
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