Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given to a variety of gahnite, or zinc-spinel, from Sussex county, New Jersey, containing a small percentage of manganese: so named because difficult to dissolve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A variety of the zinc spinel or gahnite.

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  • noun mineralogy A variety of the zinc spinel or gahnite.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek meaning "hard to loosen or dissolve".

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