penninite

[pen-uh-nahyt]

noun Mineralogy.

a member of the chlorite group, rhombohedral in habit.

Also pen·nine [pen-in, -ahyn] /ˈpɛn ɪn, -aɪn/.

Origin of penninite

1865–70; < German Pennin (after the Pennine Alps) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for penninite

penninite

noun

a bluish-green variety of chlorite occurring in the form of thick crystals

Word Origin for penninite

C20: from German Pennin Pennine (Alps) + -ite 1
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