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  • n. An earthy black oxide of copper, arising from the decomposition of other ores.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An earthy black oxide of copper, arising from the decomposition of other ores.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A black or grayish-black, impure, earthy (also crystallized) oxid of copper, found in Vesuvian lava (there called tenorite) and abundantly at Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior. In the latter case it is the result of the decomposition of other ores.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek, meaning "black dust". (Wiktionary)

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