from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See tungsten.
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- n. wolframite
- n. tungsten
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as wolframite.
- n. same as tungsten.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native tungstate of iron and manganese. Its color is generally a brownish or grayish black, and it has a reddish-brown streak.
- n. The metal tungsten or wolframium: an improper and now uncommon use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite
German, wolframite, tungsten : probably Wolf, wolf (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots) + -ram (from Middle High German rām, dirt).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Wolfram, of disputed origin; possibly Wolf ("wolf") + Ram ("dirt, soot"); or Wolf ("wolf") + Rahm ("cream"), calque of Latin lupī spūma “wolf’s foam”; or from a surname. (Wiktionary)