Definition of maldonite in English:

maldonite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A native alloy of gold and bismuth, Au₂Bi, crystallizing in the cubic system and usually occurring as silvery-white granular masses.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. From the name of Maldon, Victoria, Australia, where the alloy was discovered + -ite.

Pronunciation

maldonite

/ˈmɒldənʌɪt//ˈmɔːldənʌɪt/