margarite

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margarítēs, a pearl). Doublet of Margaret (and various forms, q.v.), margarita, Margherita, and marguerite.

NounEdit

margarite (countable and uncountable, plural margarites)

  1. (obsolete) pearl

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Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margarítēs, a pearl) +‎ -ite. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

 
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margarite (countable and uncountable, plural margarites)

  1. (mineralogy) A calcium-rich member of the mica group of phyllosilicates, forming white to pinkish or yellowish-gray masses or thin laminae.
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Further readingEdit

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021) , “Margarite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database
  • margarite”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.