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pinite

[pin-ahyt, pee-nahyt] /ˈpɪn aɪt, ˈpi naɪt/
noun
1.
a micaceous mineral, similar in composition to muscovite, formed by chemical alteration of various other minerals.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < German Pinit, named after Pini, mine in Germany; see -ite1
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pinite

/ˈpɪnaɪt; ˈpaɪ-/
noun
1.
a greyish-green or brown mineral containing amorphous aluminium and potassium sulphates
Word Origin
C19: from German Pinit, named after the Pini mine, Schneeberg, Saxony
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