Definition of pilsenite in English:

pilsenite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A silvery to steel-grey mineral that is an alloy of bismuth and tellurium, Bi₄Te₃, occurring as foliated masses and belonging to the trigonal crystal system.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From German Pilsenit from the name of Deutsch- Pilsen, former name of Nagybörzsöny, Hungary, where the mineral was first found + -it.

Pronunciation

pilsenite

/ˈpɪlsɪnʌɪt/