also covelline noun Etymology: French covelline, from Niccolò Covelli died 1829 Italian chemist Date: 1850 a usually blue mineral consisting of a sulfide of copper

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  • Covellite — General Category Sulfide mineral Chemical formula copper …   Wikipedia

  • Covellite — Catégorie II : sulfures et sulfosels[1] Covellite – Leonard Mine Montana (États Unis) (7,5×5 cm) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Covellite — Covelline Co*vel line (k? v?l l?n), Covellite Co*vel lite ( l?t), n. [After Covelli, the discoverer.] (Min.) A native sulphide of copper, occuring in masses of a dark blue color; hence called {indigo copper}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • covellite — /koh vel uyt, koh veuh luyt /, n. a mineral, copper sulfide, CuS, indigo in color and usually occurring as a massive coating on other copper minerals. [1840 50; named after Nicolò Covelli (1790 1829), Italian mineralogist who found it; see ITE1]… …   Universalium

  • covellite — ● covelline ou covellite nom féminin (de Covelli, nom propre) Sulfure naturel de cuivre CuS, que l on trouve en lamelles cristallines d un beau bleu indigo …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • covellite — kovelinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė CuS atitikmenys: angl. covelline; covellite rus. ковеллин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • covellite — noun A shiny indigo blue sulfide mineral, CuS, that is an ore of copper …   Wiktionary

  • covellite — co·vel·lite …   English syllables

  • covellite — co•vel•lite [[t]koʊˈvɛl aɪt, ˈkoʊ vəˌlaɪt[/t]] n. mir a mineral, copper sulfide, Cuindigo in color and usu. occurring as a massive coating on other copper minerals • Etymology: 1840–50; after NicolòCovelli (1790–1829), Italian mineralogist who… …   From formal English to slang

  • covellite — /ˈkɒvəlaɪt/ (say kovuhluyt) noun a common indigo blue secondary mineral; an ore of copper. {named after Nicolo Covelli, 1790–1829, Italian mineralogist who discovered it + ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

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