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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Columbite.

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  • n. The mineral columbite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as columbite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a branch of Monophysites, founded by Stephanus Niobes in the sixth century, who opposed the views of the Severians (see Severian).
  • n. Same as columbite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a black mineral that is an ore of niobium and tantalum

Etymologies

niob(ium) + -ite1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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