Definition of oregonite in English:

oregonite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral of the hexagonal system which consists of an arsenide of nickel and iron, Ni₂FeAs₂, and occurs as white crystals with a metallic lustre.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Mineralogical Abstracts. From German Oregonit from the name of Oregon, where the mineral was first found + -it.

Pronunciation

oregonite

/ˈɒrɪɡ(ə)nʌɪt/