Meaning of PINITE in English


I. ˈpēˌnīt noun

( -s )

Etymology: German pinit, from the Pini mine, Saxony, Germany + German -it -ite

: a compact mineral of a dull grayish, green, or brownish color that is essentially muscovite derived from the alteration of other minerals (as cordierite)

II. ˈpīˌnīt noun

( -s )

Etymology: New Latin Pinites, form genus of fossil pines, from Pinus + -ites

: a fossil wood referred to the family Pinaceae (as to the form genera Pinites and Pinoxylon ) and usually resembling that of the recent pines

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