from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gray to black mineral, Cu2FeSnS4, having a metallic luster. Also called tin pyrites.
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- n. a dark-gray lustrous mineral, a mixed sulphide of copper, iron and tin, Cu2FeSnS4, used as an ore of tin
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as stannine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dark grey mineral with a metallic luster that is a source of tin
Late Latin stannum, tin; see stannic + -ite1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)