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melanite

[ mel-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌnaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
a deep black variety of andradite garnet.
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Origin of melanite

First recorded in 1800–10; melan- + -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM melanite

mel·a·nit·ic [mel-uh-nit-ik], /ˌmɛl əˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for melanite

melanite
/ (ˈmɛləˌnaɪt) /

noun
a black variety of andradite garnet
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