Definition of nesquehonite in English:

nesquehonite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A hydrated form of magnesium carbonate, MgCO₃·3H₂O, crystallizing in the monoclinic system and occurring as colourless or white prismatic crystals.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Nesquehon- (in Nesquehoning, the name of a mine in Pennsylvania) + -ite: see quot. 1890.

Pronunciation

nesquehonite

/ˌnɛskwɪˈhəʊnʌɪt/