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penninite

[pen-uh-nahyt] /ˈpɛn əˌnaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a member of the chlorite group, rhombohedral in habit.
Also, pennine
[pen-in, -ahyn] /ˈpɛn ɪn, -aɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of penninite
1865-1870
1865-70; < German Pennin (after the Pennine Alps) + -ite1
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Historical Examples
  • From the pennines the fertile valleys are so far removed as scarcely to enter into the normal scenery of the region.

    The Alps Martin Conway
  • Since leaving the pennines we had seen no such glacier scenery.

    Italian Alps Douglas William Freshfield
  • Danish Northumbria or Deira comprised the lands to the west of the pennines.

  • Glacial deposits obscure the older rocks over much of the county, they contain travelled stones from the pennines and Cheviots.

  • North-country folk are musical, and this district of the pennines had produced many voices that passed on to cathedral choirs.

  • For miles there was a succession of hills and valleys, until the vista was terminated by the frowning pennines.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman
  • Coal enticed the cotton factories from the dales of the pennines to the moist lowlands of West Lancashire.

  • In fact these groups stand between the pennines and the Maritimes alike in position and in character.

    The Alps Martin Conway
British Dictionary definitions for pennines

Pennines

/ˈpɛnaɪnz/
plural noun
1.
a system of hills in England, extending from the Cheviot Hills in the north to the River Trent in the south: forms the watershed for the main rivers of N England. Highest peak: Cross Fell, 893 m (2930 ft) Also called the Pennine Chain

penninite

/ˈpɛnɪˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a bluish-green variety of chlorite occurring in the form of thick crystals
Word Origin
C20: from German Pennin Pennine (Alps) + -ite1
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