kermesite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

kermes +‎ -ite

Named after the dye kermes, and named thus, owing to the grainy reddish hue that the mineral often has. The name dates from 1832.

Noun[edit]

kermesite (usually uncountable, plural kermesites)

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  1. (mineralogy) A triclinic-pinacoidal mineral containing antimony, oxygen, and sulfur.

References[edit]

  • Kermesite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.