Pyrosmalite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pyrosmalite (Min) A mineral, usually of a pale brown or of a gray or grayish green color, consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of iron and manganese; -- so called from the odor given off before the blowpipe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyrosmalite A mineral of a liver-brown color, or pistachio-green, occurring in six-sided prisms, with perfect basal cleavage, found in Sweden. It is a silicate of iron and manganese, containing chlorin, the odor of which it exhales when heated.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pyro-, + Gr. odor + -like,.