Definition of alabandite in English:

alabandite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A grey mineral of metallic appearance, consisting of manganese(ii) sulphide and typically occurring as cubic or octahedral crystals.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From the name of Alabanda + -ite, after alabandine.

Pronunciation

alabandite

/aləˈbandʌɪt/