Definition of Olivenite

1. Noun. Rare green to black mineral consisting of hydrated copper arsenate that is found in copper deposits.

Generic synonyms: Mineral

Definition of Olivenite

1. n. An olive-green mineral, a hydrous arseniate of copper; olive ore.

Definition of Olivenite

1. Noun. (minerology) An orthorhombic copper arsenate mineral with the chemical formula Cu2AsO4OH. ¹

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Definition of Olivenite

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Medical Definition of Olivenite

1. An olive-green mineral, a hydrous arseniate of copper; olive ore. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olivenite

olive green
olive grove
olive groves
olive juice
olive oil
olive oils
olive ridley
olive tree
olive trees
olivenite (current term)

Literary usage of Olivenite

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1. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Henry Alexander Miers (1902)
"The two best defined are the olivenite and ths vivianite groups. ... some As.,0, is replace<: by PA- To the same group with olivenite belong the following ..."

2. A System of Mineralogy: In which Minerals are Arranged According to the by ROBERT. JAMESON (1820)
"Radiated Acicular olivenite, Foliated Acicular olivenite, Fibrous Acicular olivenite, and Earthy Acicular olivenite. ..."

3. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"It occurs in Cornwall, along with olivenite. 8. ... Earthy acicular olivenite. Color olive- green. Massive, and in crusts. Dull. Fracture fine earthy. ..."

4. Descriptive Mineralogy by William Shirley Bayley (1917)
"olivenite GROUP The olivenite group includes a number of basic copper, ... The most important members of the group are the two copper minerals, olivenite, ..."

5. A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands: Mostly by Frederick William Rudler (1905)
"It will be seen from the rather large series of specimens of olivenite (Nos. ... Examples of the fibrous olivenite are exhibited in Nos. 290 to 296. ..."

6. A Treatise on Mineralogy by Charles Upham Shepard (1857)
"A similar ore has been detected by Teschemacher, at the Cliff mine Lake Superior. Color dark chocolate and bright yellow. Sp. 14. olivenite, Jameson ..."

7. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"Aim. olivenite, olive- ore; —erbe,/, earthy olive-ore. ... Min. olive-ore, oli\e-copper, olivenite; —farbf, /., —grün, n. olive-(green-)colour; ..."

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