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melanite

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

First recorded in 1800–10; melan- + -ite1
Related formsmel·a·nit·ic [mel-uh-nit-ik] /ˌmɛl əˈnɪt ɪk/, adjective
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melanite

noun
  1. a black variety of andradite garnet
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