zaratite

[zar-uh-tahyt]

Origin of zaratite

1855–60; < Spanish zaratita, after Zarate Spanish surname; see -ite1
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zaratite

noun
  1. a green amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated nickel carbonate. Formula: Ni 3 (CO 3)(OH) 4 .4H 2 O

Word Origin for zaratite

C19: from Spanish zaratita, named after G. Zárate, 19th-century Spaniard
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