Pinite Definition

pĭnīt, pēnīt
A grayish, fine-grained, usually amorphous mica that consists chiefly of muscovite, used in making kiln linings, ceramics, etc.
Webster's New World
A gray, green, or brown mineral similar to mica, formed by chemical alteration of other minerals, such as cordierite.
American Heritage

Any fossil wood which exhibits traces of having belonged to the pine family.


(chemistry) A sweet white crystalline substance extracted from the gum of a species of pine (Pinus lambertiana, sugar pine), isomeric with quercite.


Origin of Pinite

  • After Pini , a mine in Saxony

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

  • Pini +"Ž -ite, after a mine in Saxony.

    From Wiktionary

  • pine +"Ž -ite

    From Wiktionary

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