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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