Cancrinite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cancrinite (Min) A mineral occurring in hexagonal crystals, also massive, generally of a yellow color, containing silica, alumina, lime, soda, and carbon dioxide.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cancrinite In mineralogy, a silicate related to nephelite, but peculiar in containing carbon dioxid. It occurs massive and in indistinct crystals, white to yellow and red in color. It is found in the Ural mountains, Norway, Transylvania, and Maine.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named after Count Cancrin, a minister of finance in Russia