a semihard, light-colored, orthorhombic mineral, BaCO, an ore of barium; barium carbonate
Origin of witheriteGerman witherit, after W. Withering (1741-99), Eng scientist
A white, yellow, or gray mineral, chiefly BaCO3.
Origin of witheriteGerman Witherit after William Withering (1741-1799), British physician
After the English physician and mineralogist William Withering (1741-1799) in 1790.