[ tsin-vahl-tahyt ]
/ ˈtsɪn vɑlˌtaɪt /
a yellow-brown variety of mica containing iron, found with tin ores.
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Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of zinnwaldite
1860–65; named after Zinnwald, village in the Czech Republic where first found; see -ite1
Words nearby zinnwaldite
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