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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deep red to black silver ore with composition Ag3SbS3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Ruby silver; dark red silver ore. It is a sulphide of antimony and silver, Ag3SbS3, occurring in rhombohedral crystals or massive, and is of a dark red or black color with a metallic adamantine luster; it is an important silver ore

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ruby silver; dark red silver ore. It is a sulphide of antimony and silver, occurring in rhombohedral crystals or massive, and is of a dark red or black color with a metallic adamantine luster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An important ore of silver, consisting of the sulphid of silver and antimony.

Etymologies

German Pyrargyrit : Greek puro-, pyro- + Greek arguros, silver; see argent.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Greek: fire + silver (Wiktionary)

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