Definition of morenosite in US English:

morenosite

noun

Mineralogy
  • An orthorhombic hydrated nickel sulphate, NiSO₄·7H₂O, occurring as green crystals formed by the oxidation of nickeliferous sulphides.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From Spanish morenosita from the name of A. Moreno, Spanish chemist + -s- + -ita.