kermesite

See also: kermésite

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

kermes +‎ -ite

Named after the dye kermes, and named thus, owing to the grainy reddish hue that the mineral often has. The name dates from 1832.

NounEdit

kermesite (usually uncountable, plural kermesites)

 
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  1. (mineralogy) A triclinic-pinacoidal mineral containing antimony, oxygen, and sulfur.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kermesite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.