Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An orthorhombic-pyramidal mineral containing antimony and silver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mineral consisting of antimony and silver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral of a silver-white color and metallic luster, occurring in crystals, and also massive and granular.

Etymologies

-ite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "ruby silver," stephanite or "black silver," and polybasite; the silver-arsenic sulphides, proustite or "light ruby silver" and pearcite; and the silver antimonide, dyscrasite.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

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