Origin of mineral
Related Words for mineralsalloy, ore, ingot, hardware, mineral, food, fiber, vitamin, metal, rubble, lava, earth, gravel, slab, crystal, grain, rock, gem, pebble, gold
Examples from the Web for minerals
Contemporary Examples of minerals
These guys are full parasites, taking sugar, water, and minerals from the tree.Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants
December 21, 2014
That makes it a reliable way to measure how much oxygen was in the atmosphere when the minerals were deposited.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.
Matthew R. Francis
November 2, 2014
These millions secured the rights to mine platinum, among the most valuable of minerals, from central Zimbabwe.The Daily Beast's Best Longreads, Aug 24, 2014
The Daily Beast
August 24, 2014
These four minerals are all found in the resource rich Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Will You Choose a Conflict-Free Microprocessor?
May 29, 2014
These include carbs and protein and fats, minerals and vitamins and electrolytes.The Top 10 Diets of 2013 Are All Useless (Except to Book Publishers)
December 29, 2013
Historical Examples of minerals
Be careful that you don't become like the minerals you work among.'A Woman Intervenes
The minerals at contact are quartz, biotite, magnetite and hornblende.The Long Labrador Trail
In minerals it would seem as though the list of products was unequaled.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
It has minerals such as iron, lead, copper and sulphur in the earth.Getting to know Spain
Vitamins and minerals and hard radiations and things, and then he's going to bed.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
Word Origin for mineral
late 14c., "substance obtained by mining," from Medieval Latin minerale "something mined," noun use of neuter of mineralis "pertaining to mines," from minera "mine." Meaning "material substance that is neither animal nor vegetable" is first recorded c.1600. Modern scientific sense is from 1813.
early 15c., "neither animal nor vegetable," from Old French mineral and directly from Medieval Latin mineralis (see mineral (n.)). Mineral water (early 15c.) originally was water found in nature with some mineral substance dissolved in it.