Origin of pyrite
Examples from the Web for pyrite
Historical Examples of pyrite
The principal use of pyrite is in the manufacture of sulphuric acid.
Wherever flint and pyrite are to be had these are used for striking fire.The Central Eskimo
He, however, puts it on one side as merely a synonym for pyrite, nor can it be satisfactorily defined in much better terms.De Re Metallica
Before the war domestic sources supplied a fourth to a third of the domestic demand for pyrite.
Pyrite, the yellow iron sulphide, is the commonest and most abundant of the metallic sulphides.
Word Origin for pyrite
"metallic iron disulfide, fool's gold," 1550s, from Old French pyrite (12c.), from Latin pyrites, from Greek pyrites lithos "stone of fire, flint" (so called because it glitters), from pyrites "of or in fire," from pyr (genitive pyros) "fire" (see fire (n.)). Related: Pyritic.