Definition of potarite in US English:

potarite

noun

Mineralogy
  • Palladium amalgam, PdHg, occurring naturally as brittle, silvery grains and nuggets with variable composition and crystallizing in the tetragonal system.

Origin

1920s. From the name of the Potaro River, in Guyana, South America, where the mineral was first found + -ite.

Pronunciation

potarite

/pəˈtɑːrʌɪt/