ferberite

[ fur-buh-rahyt ]
/ ˈfɜr bəˌraɪt /

noun

a mineral, ferrous tungstate, FeWO4, in the wolframite group: a source of tungsten.

Nearby words

  1. feral,
  2. feral child,
  3. ferbam,
  4. ferber,
  5. ferber, edna,
  6. ferc,
  7. ferdinand,
  8. ferdinand and isabella,
  9. ferdinand i,
  10. ferdinand ii

Origin of ferberite

1805–15; named after R. Ferber, 19th-century German mineralogist; see -ite1

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