Definition of hatchettite in US English:

hatchettite

(also hatchetite)

noun

Mineralogy
rare
  • A naturally occurring paraffin wax found in coal measures, ranging in colour from yellowish-white to orange when first excavated.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. Alteration of hatchettine.

Pronunciation

hatchettite

/ˈhatʃətʌɪt/