Saponite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saponite (Min) A hydrous silicate of magnesia and alumina. It occurs in soft, soapy, amorphous masses, filling veins in serpentine and cavities in trap rock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saponite A hydrous silicate of magnesia and alumina. It occurs in soft, soapy, amorphous masses, filling veins in serpentine and cavities in trap-rock.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sw. saponit, fr. L. sapo, -onis, soap