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An iron-containing mineral of the pyroxene group, which occurs as dark green, pointed crystals.
Early 19th century. Originally from Swedish Achmit from Greek ἀχμή, supposed variant of ancient Greek ἀκμή point + -it, so called on account of the shape of its crystals. In later use altered after ancient Greek ἀκμή.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.