Definition of nocerite in US English:

nocerite

noun

Mineralogy
historical
  • A mineral originally regarded as an oxyfluoride of calcium and magnesium, but later recognized as identical with the mineral fluoborite, Mg₃BO₃(F,OH)₃.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Dana (1849–1935), mineralogist and physicist. From Nocera, the name of a town near Salerno, southern Italy, near which the mineral was found + -ite, after Italian nocerina.

Pronunciation

nocerite

/ˈnəʊsərʌɪt/