a mineral, hydrous nickel magnesium silicate, occurring in earthy, green masses: an important ore of nickel.

Origin of garnierite

1875; named after Jules Garnier (died 1904), French geologist; see -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a green amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate: a source of nickel

Word Origin for garnierite

C19: named after Jules Garnier (died 1904), French geologist
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