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melanite

[mel-uh-nahyt] /ˈmɛl əˌnaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a deep black variety of andradite garnet.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; melan- + -ite1
Related forms
melanitic
[mel-uh-nit-ik] /ˌmɛl əˈnɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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melanite

/ˈmɛləˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a black variety of andradite garnet
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