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

  • n. Variant of barite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Another name for barite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Barium sulphate, generally called heavy spar or barite. See barite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Baryta.
  • n. The native sulphate of barium, BaSO4, a common name for the mineral barite or heavy-spar. It is sometimes mined and ground in a mill, and used to adulterate white lead, to weight paper, etc. See barite.

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

  • n. a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of barium

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