from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tetragonal iron nickel phosphide mineral most commonly found in meteorites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mineral occurring in steel-gray flexible folia. It contains iron, nickel, and phosphorus, and is found only in meteoric iron.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A phosphide of iron and nickel, occurring in steel-gray folia and grains in many meteoric irons: it is not known to occur as a terrestrial mineral.
Schreibers + -ite, after Austrian scientist Karl Franz Anton von Schreibers (1775-1852). (Wiktionary)