[ gil-suh-nahyt ]
/ ˈgɪl səˌnaɪt /
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Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Origin of Gilsonite
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby Gilsonite
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British Dictionary definitions for Gilsonite
/ (ˈɡɪlsəˌnaɪt) /
trademark a very pure form of asphalt found in Utah and Colorado; used for making paints, varnishes, and linoleum
Word Origin for Gilsonite
C19: named after S. H. Gilson of Salt Lake City, Utah, who discovered it
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