Definition of churchite in English:

churchite

noun

depreciative
  • A supporter of the Christian Church or its doctrine; specifically (in mid to late 19th cent. England) a supporter of the Anglican Church. Also more generally: a member of the Church; a churchgoer.

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral consisting of a hydrated phosphate of rare earth elements (chiefly yttrium; originally thought to be chiefly cerium), typically occurring as white needle-like crystals. In recent use also with following chemical symbol, as "churchite-(Y)".

Origin

Late 18th century. From church + -ite<br>mid 19th century. From the name of Arthur Herbert Church, English chemist + -ite.

Pronunciation

churchite

/ˈtʃəːtʃʌɪt/