[ hur-suh-nahyt ]
/ ˈhɜr səˌnaɪt /


a black oxide mineral, FeAl2O4, of the spinel group.

Origin of hercynite

< German Hercynit (1839), equivalent to Latin Hercyn(ia silva) the Hercynian Forest (referring to the Erz Mountains and other wooded ranges N of the Danube) + German -it -ite1
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