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cerargyrite

[suh-rahr-juh-rahyt] /səˈrɑr dʒəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a very soft mineral, silver chloride, AgCl, used as an ore of silver; horn silver.
Origin of cerargyrite
1865-1870
1865-70; < Greek kér(as) horn (see cerat-) + árgyr(os) silver + -ite1; compare French kérargyre
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Examples from the web for cerargyrite
  • Igneous ore-native gold, cerargyrite, and iron oxide minerals.
  • The oxidized ore from the mine contains native gold, cerargyrite and malachite.
British Dictionary definitions for cerargyrite

cerargyrite

/sɪˈrɑːdʒɪˌraɪt/
noun
1.
another name for chloroargyrite
Word Origin
C19: from Greek keras horn + arguros silver + -ite1
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