[pin-ahyt, pee-nahyt]


a micaceous mineral, similar in composition to muscovite, formed by chemical alteration of various other minerals.

Origin of pinite

1795–1805; < German Pinit, named after Pini, mine in Germany; see -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a greyish-green or brown mineral containing amorphous aluminium and potassium sulphates

Word Origin for pinite

C19: from German Pinit, named after the Pini mine, Schneeberg, Saxony
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