Erinite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Erinite (Min) A hydrous arseniate of copper, of an emerald-green color; -- so called from Erin, or Ireland, where it occurs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n erinite A basic copper arsenate occurring in green mammillary crystalline forms: from Cornwall, but earlier supposed to come from Ireland, hence the name.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Erinite er′i-nīt native arseniate of copper found in Cornwall and Ireland.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Erin, old name of Ireland.

Usage

In literature:

There was Jane, the Erinite, who broke the pump, and Caroline, the Teuton, who combed her locks with the comb of the woman who dreamed.
"Rosemary and Rue" by Amber
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