stibnite

[ stib-nahyt ]

noun
  1. a soft mineral, antimony sulfide, Sb2S3, lead-gray in color with a metallic luster, occurring in crystals, often acicular, or in bladed masses: the most important ore of antimony.

Origin of stibnite

1
1850–55; stib(i)ne (in obsolete sense “stibnite”) + -ite1

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stibnite

/ (ˈstɪbnaɪt) /


noun
  1. a soft greyish mineral consisting of antimony sulphide in orthorhombic crystalline form. It occurs in quartz veins and is the chief ore of antimony. Formula: Sb 2 S 3

Origin of stibnite

1
C19: from obsolete stibine stibnite + -ite 1

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