Definition of misenite in English:

misenite

(also misénite)

noun

Mineralogy
  • A monoclinic acid sulphate of potassium occurring as greyish-white, transparent or translucent, fibrous masses or aggregates of needle-like crystals.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From Italian misenite from Miseno, the name of a promontory near Naples, where the mineral was first found + -ite.

Pronunciation

misenite

/ˈmɪsənʌɪt//ˈmiːzənʌɪt/