Origin of troostiteafter G. Troost (1776-1850), American mineralogist + -ite
Origin of troostiteAfter Gerard Troost (1776-1850), Dutch-born American geologist
(countable and uncountable, plural troostites)
- (mineralogy) The mineral willemite.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Troost +"Ž -ite, after Dr. Gerard Troost of Nashville, Tennessee, USA.