[ proo-stahyt ]
/ ˈpru staɪt /
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a mineral, silver arsenic sulfide, Ag3AsS3, occurring in scarlet crystals and masses: a minor ore of silver; ruby silver.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
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I might possibly offer to change some of the locally interesting ones for a proustite, but I can't afford any more cash just now.Chats in the Book-Room|Horace N. Pym
British Dictionary definitions for proustite
/ (ˈpruːstaɪt) /
a red mineral consisting of silver arsenic sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form. Formula: Ag 3 AsS 3
Word Origin for proustite
C19: from French, named after Joseph Louis Proust (1754–1826), French chemist
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