Olivenite meaning

ō-lĭvə-nīt
A mineral, Cu2 (AsO4 )(OH), a basic arsenate of copper, that is brown, olive green, or gray in color and found in copper deposits.
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A greenish, soft, orthorhombic mineral, Cu2(AsO4)(OH), often found with azurite and malachite; hydrous copper arsenate.
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(mineralogy) An orthorhombic copper arsenate mineral with the chemical formula Cu2AsO4OH.
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Origin of olivenite

  • German Olivenit Olive olive (from Latin olīva olive) -it n. suff. (from Latin -īta –ite1)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Olivenerz (“olive ore"), from its olive-green colour +"Ž -ite.

    From Wiktionary