from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A nickel ore, essentially nickel arsenide, NiAs, found in America and Europe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mineral, a form of nickel arsenide, NiAs, having a metallic lustre and copper-red colour, that is a minor ore of nickel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mineral of a copper-red color and metallic luster; an arsenide of nickel; -- called also coppernickel, kupfernickel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Native nickel arsenide, a mineral occurring usually massive, of a pale copper-red color and metallic luster. Also called copper-nickel and nickeline.
New Latin niccolum, nickel (perhaps from Swedish nickel; see nickel) + -ite1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin niccolum nickel + -ite. (Wiktionary)