melanite
noun Etymology: German Melanit, from melan- Date: circa 1807 a black andradite garnet • melanitic adjective

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  • mélanite — 1. (mé la ni t ) s. f. Terme de minéralogie. Variété de grenat, de couleur noire. mélanite 2. (mé la ni t ) s. m. Genre de papillons. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Terme grec signifiant noir …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Melanite — Mel a*nite (m[e^]l [.a]*n[imac]t), n. [Gr. me las, me lanos, black: cf. F. m[ e]lanite.] (Min.) A black variety of garnet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mélanite — ● mélanite nom féminin (bas latin melanites, poix minérale) Variété de grenat (du type andradite) titanifère …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • melanite — s. f. [Mineralogia] Mineral preto que se encontra nas matérias vulcânicas.   ‣ Etimologia: melano + ite   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: melanita …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • melanite — [mel′ənīt΄] n. [Ger melanit, coined (1799) by A. G. Werner (see WERNERITE) < Gr melas (see MELANO ) + Ger it, ITE1] a black variety of andradite garnet …   English World dictionary

  • Melanite — Infobox mineral name = Melanite category = boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagewidth = 200px caption = The black mineral is Melanite formula = Ca3(Fe,Ti)2(SiO4)3. molweight = color = black habit = system = cubic twinning = cleavage = none fracture =… …   Wikipedia

  • melanite — melanitic /mel euh nit ik/, adj. /mel euh nuyt /, n. Mineral. a deep black variety of andradite garnet. [1800 10; MELAN + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • melanite — noun A black variety of andradite …   Wiktionary

  • melanite — me·la·nì·te s.f. TS mineral. granato nero contenente titanio {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1835. ETIMO: der. di melano con 2 ite …   Dizionario italiano

  • melanite — pl.f. melaniti …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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