Gilsonite

[ gil-suh-nahyt ]
/ ˈgɪl səˌnaɪt /

Trademark.

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Origin of Gilsonite

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for Gilsonite

Gilsonite
/ (ˈɡɪlsəˌnaɪt) /

noun

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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