pigeonite

[ pij-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈpɪdʒ əˌnaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a monoclinic variety of pyroxene consisting mainly of a mixture of (MgFe)SiO3 and CaMg(SiO3)2.

Nearby words

  1. pigeon-hearted,
  2. pigeon-hole,
  3. pigeon-livered,
  4. pigeon-toed,
  5. pigeonhole,
  6. pigeonwing,
  7. pigface,
  8. pigfish,
  9. piggery,
  10. piggie

Origin of pigeonite

1895–1900; named after Pigeon Point, NE Minnesota; see -ite1

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