Main definitions of russellite in English

: Russellite1russellite2

Russellite1

noun

Politics
historical
  • A supporter of Lord John Russell or his policies, especially as considered representative of traditional Whig principles.

adjective

Politics
historical
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Lord John Russell or the Russellites.

noun

historical
  • A follower of the teachings of Charles Taze Russell, founder of a millenarian fundamentalist sect of which the Jehovah's Witnesses were an offshoot.

noun

Politics
historical
  • An adherent or advocate of the politics of Thomas Wallace Russell, especially in relation to his support for land reform in Ireland.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Age. From the name of Lord John Russell, British politician and prime minister + -ite<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Flaming Sword. From the name of Charles Taze Russell, U.S. millenarian preacher + -ite<br>early 20th century; earliest use found in The Times. From the name of Thomas Wallace Russell, a Scottish-born Irish politician + -ite.

Pronunciation

Russellite

/ˈrʌsəlʌɪt/

Main definitions of russellite in English

: Russellite1russellite2

russellite2

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral consisting of bismuth tungstate, occurring as pale yellow or green fine-grained masses.

Origin

1930s. From the name of Arthur E. I. M. Russell, English mineralogist + -ite.

Pronunciation

russellite

/ˈrʌsəlʌɪt/