a soft, yellowish, hexagonal mineral, CdS, an ore of cadmium; cadmium sulfide
Origin of greenockiteafter C. M. Cathcart, Lord Greenock (1783-1859), British general who discovered it (1841) + -ite
A yellow to brown or red mineral, CdS, the only ore of cadmium.
Origin of greenockiteAfter Charles Murray Cathcart, Second Earl Greenock, (1783–1859), British soldier.
(countable and uncountable, plural greenockites)
Lord Greenock, on whose land the mineral was discovered, + -ite.