Definitions

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

  • n. A red, yellow, or brown mineral, essentially an ore of vanadium and lead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A reddish mineral, a mixed chloride and vanadate of lead with the chemical formula Pb5(VO4)3Cl, that is commercial source of vanadium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mineral occurring in yellowish, brownish, and ruby-red hexagonal crystals. It consists of lead vanadate with a small proportion of lead chloride.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral consisting of lead vanadate with lead chlorid.

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

  • n. a mineral consisting of chloride and vanadate of lead; a source of vanadium

Etymologies

vanad(ium) + -in + -ite1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Vanadium occurs in certain rare minerals, such as vanadinite

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  • A very beautiful, deep red mineral, vanadinite, contains vanadium and was named after its vanadium content.

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  • Blood had frozen in copious quantities between the two walls, giving the inlet the look of quartz littered with crystals of vanadinite.

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  • In the center of the gray stone chest of the statue lay a dimly pulsing light the hue of vanadinite.

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  • There were other mines that were quite productive though including a few gold mines along with uranium, asbestos, vanadinite and wulfenite mines.

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  • The sample photo is vanadinite, an ore of vanadium and lead.

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