- Pyrosmalite Py*ros"ma*lite, n. [Pyro- + Gr. ? odor + -like. ] (Min.) A mineral, usually of a pale brown or of a gray or grayish green color, consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of iron and manganese; -- so called from the odor given off before the blowpipe. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.