jamesonite

[jeym-suh-nahyt]
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noun

a metallic, dark-gray mineral, lead and iron antimony sulfide: formerly mined for lead.

Nearby words

  1. james-lange theory,
  2. jamesian,
  3. jameson,
  4. jameson raid,
  5. jameson, sir leander starr,
  6. jamestown,
  7. jamie,
  8. jamila,
  9. jamison,
  10. jamison, judith

Origin of jamesonite

1815–25; named after Robert Jameson (1774–1854), Scottish scientist; see -ite1

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