Definition of mendipite in English:

mendipite

noun

Mineralogy
  • Native lead oxychloride, Pb₃Cl₂O₂, an orthorhombic mineral usually occurring as columnar or fibrous white masses.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From German Mendipit from the name of the MendipHills, Somerset, where the mineral was first found + -it.

Pronunciation

mendipite

/ˈmɛndɪpʌɪt/