uintaite

or u·in·tah·ite

[ yoo-in-tuh-ahyt ]
/ yuˈɪn təˌaɪt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. uigur,
  2. uigurs,
  3. uillean pipes,
  4. uilleann pipes,
  5. uinta mountains,
  6. uintathere,
  7. uisliu,
  8. uisnech,
  9. uit,
  10. uitlander

Origin of uintaite

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

Also called gilsonite.

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