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uintaite

or u·in·tah·ite

[ yoo-in-tuh-ahyt ]
/ yuˈɪn təˌaɪt /
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noun

an extremely pure asphalt particularly valuable for the manufacture of paints and varnishes.

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Also called gilsonite.

Origin of uintaite

1885–90; named after the Uinta Mountains; see -ite1
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