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  • n. An mineral that is the aluminium salt of mellitic acid; honeystone

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mineral of a honey color, found in brown coal, and partly the result of vegetable decomposition; honeystone. It is a mellitate of alumina.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Mixed with honey; sweetened.
  • n. A rare mineral, first observed in the beds of brown-coal in Thuringia.

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  • a mineral of a honey color, found in brown coal, and partly the result of vegetable decomposition; honeystone. it is a mellitate of alumina. (1913 webster's)

    also used to mean sweet ca. 1420 (it's the feminine plural of itallian mellito sweet, honeyed). see mellify and mellifluous!

    July 24, 2008