Definitions

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  • n. A mineral, magnesium-iron silicate hydroxide, (Mg,Fe)7Si8O22(OH)2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of rhodonite or manganese silicate, occurring at Cummington, Massachusetts.
  • n. An iron-magnesia variety of amphibole from the same locality.

Etymologies

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Cummington +‎ -ite, since it was originally discovered in Cummington, Massachusetts.

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    November 2, 2015

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    April 7, 2009

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    April 7, 2009

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    April 7, 2009

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    March 4, 2009

  • a felicitously-named mineral first found in Cummington, Massachusetts.

    January 12, 2009