olivenite

[oh-liv-uh-nahyt, ol-uh-vuh-]

Origin of olivenite

1810–20; < German Oliven(erz) olive (ore) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for olivenite

olivenite

noun
  1. a green to black rare secondary mineral consisting of hydrated basic copper arsenate in orthorhombic crystalline form. Formula: Cu 2 (AsO 4)(OH)

Word Origin for olivenite

C19: from German Oliven (erz) olive (ore) + -ite 1
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