pinite

[ pin-ahyt, pee-nahyt ]
/ ˈpɪn aɪt, ˈpi naɪt /

noun

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

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Origin of pinite

1795–1805; <German Pinit, named after Pini, mine in Germany; see -ite1
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pinite
/ (ˈpɪnaɪt, ˈpaɪ-) /

noun

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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