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  • n. A basic carbonate mineral of copper and zinc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hydrous carbonate of copper and zinc, found in pale green or blue crystalline aggregations. It yields a kind of brass on reduction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hydrous carbonate of copper and zinc occurring in transparent verdigris-green to sky-blue needle-shaped crystals, also in laminated or granular masses.


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