scheelite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scheelite a mineral used as an ore of tungsten
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scheelite (Min) Calcium tungstate, a mineral of a white or pale yellowish color and of the tetragonal system of crystallization.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scheelite Native calcium tungstate, a mineral of high specific gravity, occurring in tetragonal crystals which often show hemihedral modifications, also massive, of a white, yellowish, or brownish color, and vitreous to adamantine luster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scheelite shē′līt native calcium tungstate.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From C.W. Scheele, a Swedish chemist
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the Swedish chemist, K. W. Scheele (1742-86).

Usage

In literature:

Scheelite, another mineral of tungsten, is also found in Queensland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
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