from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See barite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Native barium sulphate or barite, -- so called because of its high specific gravity as compared with other non-metallic minerals.
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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