Definition of ordoñezite in US English:

ordoñezite

(also ordonezite)

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral consisting of an antimonate of zinc, ZnSb₂O₆, belonging to the tetragonal system and occurring as brown crystals.

Origin

1950s. From the name of Ezequiel Ordoñez, Mexican geologist + -ite.

Pronunciation

ordoñezite

/ˌɔːdəˈnjeɪzʌɪt/