rensselaerite

/ (ˈrɛnsələˌraɪt, ˌrɛnsəˈlɛəraɪt) /

noun

a white or yellow compact variety of talc, used for ornaments

Nearby words

  1. renovascular hypertension,
  2. renovate,
  3. renovation,
  4. renown,
  5. renowned,
  6. rent,
  7. rent boy,
  8. rent control,
  9. rent party,
  10. rent seck

Word Origin for rensselaerite

C19: named after Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764–1839), American army officer and politician

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