Definition of poughite in English:

poughite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral of the orthorhombic crystal system which consists of a hydrated tellurate and sulphate of ferric iron, Fe₂(TeO₃)₂(SO₄)·3H₂O, and occurs chiefly as thin, yellow crusts.

Origin

1960s. From the name of Frederick H. Pough, U.S. mineralogist, who (with C. Frondel) described the mineral in 1944 ( Amer. Mineralogist 29 211) + -ite.

Pronunciation

poughite

/ˈpəʊʌɪt/