Definition of fahlerz in English:

fahlerz

noun

  • [mass noun] A grey crystalline copper-containing mineral, of which tetrahedrite and tennantite are the typical forms.

    • ‘Amongst the thirty recognised Bronze Age mine sites in the British Isles, fahlerz minerals are present in ore quantities only at Ross Island, Killarney, Ireland.’
    • ‘Hence fahlerz taken from different places within the same orebody may show quite disparate compositions.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from German, from fahl ash-coloured + Erz ore.

Pronunciation

fahlerz

/ˈfɑːlɛːts/