Definition of orcelite in English:

orcelite

(also orcélite)

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral of the hexagonal system which consists of an arsenide of nickel and occurs as small bronze-coloured crystals.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in American Mineralogist. From French orcélite from the name of Jean Orcel, French mineralogist + -ite.

Pronunciation

orcelite

/ɔːˈsɛlʌɪt/