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[roh-muh-nahyt] /ˈroʊ məˌnaɪt/
a fossil resin similar to amber, used for jewelry.
Also called Romanian amber.
Origin of romanite
1890-95; named after Romania; see -ite1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I store sometimes in bulk in a cellar under the house, and find that Winesap and romanite keep the best.

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  • I store apples in bulk in a cellar, and find the romanite and Missouri Pippin keep the best.

    The Apple Various
  • I store only for home use, in boxes in my cellar, and find that Rawle's Janet and romanite are the best keepers.

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