pickeringite

[ pik-er-ing-ahyt, pik-ring- ]
/ ˈpɪk ər ɪŋˌaɪt, ˈpɪk rɪŋ- /

noun

a mineral, magnesia alum, occurring usually in the form of white fibrous masses.

Nearby words

  1. pickerel,
  2. pickerel frog,
  3. pickerelweed,
  4. pickering,
  5. pickering, edward charles,
  6. picket,
  7. picket boat,
  8. picket fence,
  9. picket line,
  10. picketing

Origin of pickeringite

1835–45; named after John Pickering (1777–1846), American linguist; see -ite1

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