from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hydrous silicate of cerium (and other metals).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gastropod shell belonging to the family Cerithiïdæ; -- so called from its hornlike form.
  • n. A mineral of a brownish of cherry-red color, commonly massive. It is a hydrous silicate of cerium and allied metals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rare mineral, a hydrated silicate of cerium, of a pale rose-red or clove-brown color, and having a dull resinous luster, occurring only in an abandoned copper-mine at Riddarhyttan in Sweden.
  • n. A gastropod of the genus Cerithium or family Cerithiidæ.


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