Definitions

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

  • n. A gray, green, or brown mineral similar to mica, formed by chemical alteration of other minerals, such as cordierite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any fossil wood which exhibits traces of having belonged to the pine family.
  • n. A sweet white crystalline substance extracted from the gum of a species of pine (Pinus lambertina), isomeric with quercite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A compact granular cryptocrystalline mineral of a dull grayish or greenish white color. It is a hydrous alkaline silicate, and is derived from the alteration of other minerals, as iolite.
  • n. Any fossil wood which exhibits traces of having belonged to the Pine family.
  • n. A sweet white crystalline substance extracted from the gum of a species of pine (Pinus Lambertina). It is isomeric with, and resembles, quercite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hydrous silicate of aluminium and potassium, occurring massive of a white to gray or green or brown color and dull waxy luster.
  • n. A variety of sugar derived from hexahydrobenzene, C6H6(OH)5(OCH3), which exudes from wounds in the California sugar-pine, Pinus Lambertiana.

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

  • n. grey or green or brown mineral similar to mica and containing aluminum and potassium sulphates

Etymologies

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

After Pini, a mine in Saxony.

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pine +‎ -ite

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