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

  • n. A yellow to brown or red mineral, CdS, the only ore of cadmium.

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  • n. A rare cadmium mineral that consists of cadmium sulfide in crystalline form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Native cadmium sulphide, a mineral occurring in yellow hexagonal crystals, also as an earthy incrustation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Native cadmium sulphid, a rare mineral occurring in hemimorphic hexagonal crystals of a honey-yellow or orange-yellow color, and also as a pulverulent incrustation on sphalerite.

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

  • n. ore of cadmium; a rare yellowish mineral consisting of cadmium sulphide in crystalline form

Etymologies

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

After Charles Murray Cathcart, Second Earl Greenock (1783-1859), British soldier.

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Lord Greenock, on whose land the mineral was discovered, and -ite.

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