melaconite

melaconite
\\mə̇ˈlakəˌnīt\ noun (-s)
Etymology: alteration (influenced by -ite) of earlier melaconise, from French mélaconise, from méla- mela- + -conise (from Greek konis ashes, dust) — more at incinerate
: an earthy black massive variety of tenorite

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  • Melaconite — is a mineral consisting of cupric oxide, CuO. It is known also as black copper ore. In appearance it is strikingly different from cuprite or red copper ore, which is cuprous oxide. Crystals are rare; they belong to the monoclinic, or possibly to… …   Wikipedia

  • Melaconite — Me*lac o*nite, n. [Gr. me las black + ? dust.] (Min.) An earthy black oxide of copper, arising from the decomposition of other ores. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • melaconite — me·lac·o·nite …   English syllables

  • tenorite — /ten euh ruyt /, n. a mineral, cupric oxide, CuO, occurring in veins of copper in black, minute scales. [1860 65; named after G. Tenore (d. 1861), president of Naples Academy; see ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral       copper oxide mineral (CuO) found as… …   Universalium

  • acoumbo — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black — (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of light, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black act — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black and tan — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black angel — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black antimony — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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