HyperDic: mineral

English > 3 senses of the word mineral:
NOUNsubstancemineralsolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
ADJECTIVEpertmineralrelating to minerals
allmineralcomposed of matter other than plant or animal
mineral > pronunciation
Soundsmih'nerahl; mih'nrahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > mineral: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningrelating to minerals.
  • "mineral elements"
  • "mineral deposits"
Nounsmineralsolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
English > mineral: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningComposed of matter other than plant or animal.
Example"the inorganic mineral world"
Broaderinorganiclacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
English > mineral: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition.
Narrowerader wax, earth wax, mineral wax, ozokerite, ozoceriteA waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum
amblygoniteA white or grey mineral consisting of lithium aluminum phosphate
amphiboleA mineral or mineral variety belonging to the amphibole group
amphibole groupA group of minerals with similar crystal structures containing a silicate chain and combinations of chiefly sodium and calcium and magnesium and iron and aluminum
apatiteA common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate
aragoniteA mineral form of crystalline calcium carbonate
argentiteA valuable silver ore consisting of silver sulfide (Ag2S)
argyroditeA rare steel-grey mineral consisting of silver and germanium and sulfur
arsenopyrite, mispickelA silver-white or grey ore of arsenic
asphalt, mineral pitchA dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation
augitedark-green to black glassy mineral of the pyroxene group containing large amounts of aluminum and iron and magnesium
baddeleyiteA mineral consisting of zirconium oxide
bastnasite, bastnaesiteA yellow-to-brown mineral that is a source of rare earth elements
bauxiteA clay-like mineral
berylThe chief source of beryllium
boraxAn ore of boron consisting of hydrated sodium borate
bornite, peacock oreA mineral consisting of sulfides of copper and iron that is found in copper deposits
carnalliteA white or reddish mineral consisting of hydrous chlorides / chlorides of potassium and magnesium
cassiteriteA hard heavy dark mineral that is the chief source of tin
celestiteA mineral consisting of strontium sulphate
cerussite, white lead oreA mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead
chalcocite, copper glanceA heavy grey mineral that is an ore of copper
chalcopyrite, copper pyritesA yellow copper ore (CuFeS2) made up of copper and iron sulfide
chloriteA generally green or black mineral
chromiteA brownish-black mineral
chrysoberylA rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form
cinnabarA heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide
cobaltiteA rare silvery-white mineral
columbite-tantalite, coltanA valuable black mineral combining niobite and tantalite
cordieriteA blue mineral of magnesium and iron and aluminum and silicon and oxygen
corundom, corundumVery hard mineral used as an abrasive
cristobaliteA white mineral consisting of silica
crocoliteA rare lead chromite mineral that forms bright orange crystals
cryolite, Greenland sparA white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium
cupriteA mineral consisting of cuprous oxide that is a source of copper
dolomite, bitter sparA light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate
earth colorA colored mineral used as a pigment
emeryA hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite
erythrite, cobalt bloomA reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass
fergusoniteA dark mineral consisting of oxides of yttrium and erbium and tantalum and other minerals
fluorite, fluorspar, fluorA soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light
gadolinite, ytterbiteA mineral that is a source of rare earths
galenaSoft blue-grey mineral
garnetAny of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
garnieriteA green mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate
germaniteA rare reddish-grey mineral consisting of a copper iron germanium sulfide
gibbsitewhite crystalline mineral consisting of aluminum hydroxide
glauconiteA green mineral consisting of hydrated silicate of potassium or iron or magnesium or aluminum
greenockite, cadmium sulphideore of cadmium
gypsumA common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters / plasters (especially plaster of Paris)
halite, rock saltnaturally occurring crystalline sodium chloride
hausmanniteA mineral consisting of manganese tetroxide
heavy spar, barite, barytes, barium sulphateA white or colorless mineral (BaSO4)
hemimorphite, calamineA white mineral
ilmeniteA weakly magnetic black mineral found in metamorphic and plutonic rocks
jadeiteA hard green mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate in monoclinic crystalline form
kainiteA white mineral consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride
kaoliniteA mineral consisting of aluminum silicate
kerniteA light soft mineral consisting of hydrated sodium borate in crystalline form
kieseriteA white mineral consisting of hydrous magnesium sulfate often found in salt mines
kyanite, cyaniteA grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline form
langbeiniteA mineral consisting of potassium magnesium double sulphate
magnesiteA white mineral consisting of magnesium carbonate
malachiteA green or blue mineral used as an ore of copper and for making ornamental objects
maltha, mineral tarA thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt
manganiteA black mineral consisting of basic manganese oxide
meerschaum, sepioliteA white clayey / clayey mineral
mica, isinglassAny of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves
milleriteA yellow mineral consisting of nickel sulfide
molybdeniteA mineral resembling graphite that is valued as the chief source of molybdenum and its compounds
monaziteA reddish-brown mineral containing rare earth metals
nepheline, nepheliteA whitish mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate in crystalline form
nepheliniteAn igneous rock consisting of nepheline and pyroxene
niobite, columbiteA black mineral that is an ore of niobium and tantalum
nitrocalciteThe mineral form of calcium nitrate
oliveniteRare green to black mineral consisting of hydrated copper arsenate that is found in copper deposits
olivineA mineral consisting of magnesium iron silicate
opalA translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color
oreA mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
orpimentA yellow mineral occurring in conjunction with realgar
osmiridium, iridosmineA hard and corrosion resistant mineral that is a natural alloy of osmium and iridium (usually containing small amounts of rhodium and platinum)
pentlanditeA mineral (iron and nickel sulphide) that is the chief ore of nickel
periclase, magnesia, magnesium oxideA white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase
pinitegrey or green or brown mineral similar to mica and containing aluminum and potassium sulphates
polluciteA rare mineral that is an important source of cesium
psilomelaneA mineral consisting of hydrated basic oxide of manganese and barium
pyrite, iron pyrite, fool's goldA common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
pyrolusiteA mineral consisting of manganese dioxide
pyromorphite, green lead oreA mineral consisting of lead chloride / chloride and phosphate
pyrophylliteA white or greenish aluminum silicate mineral (resembles talc)
pyroxeneAny of a group of crystalline silicate mineral common in igneous and metamorphic rocks
pyrrhotite, pyrrhotine, magnetic pyritesA brownish iron sulfide mineral (FeS) having weak magnetic properties
quartzA hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form
realgarA rare soft orange mineral consisting of arsenic sulphide
red clayclay whose redness results from iron oxide
rhodochrositeA mineral consisting of manganese carbonate
rhodoniteA pink or red mineral consisting of crystalline manganese silicate
rutileA mineral consisting of titanium dioxide in crystalline form
samarskiteA complex black mineral occurring in pegmatites
sapphirineA rare light blue or green mineral
scheeliteA mineral used as an ore of tungsten
smaltiteA grey mineral consisting of cobalt arsenide and nickel
sodaliteA vitreous mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate and sodium chloride in crystalline form
sparAny of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
spinelA hard glassy mineral consisting of an oxide of magnesium and aluminum
spodumeneA pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminum silicate
stannite, tin pyritesA dark grey mineral with a metallic luster that is a source of tin
stibniteA soft grey mineral
strontianiteA mineral consisting of strontium carbonate
sylvanite, graphic telluriumA silver-white mineral consisting of silver gold telluride
sylvite, sylvineA mineral consisting of native potassium chloride
talc, talcumA fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate
tantaliteA mineral consisting of tantalum oxide of iron and manganese that occurs with niobite or in coarse granite
thoriteA radioactive mineral consisting of thorium silicate
thortveititeA mineral consisting of scandium yttrium silicate
topazA mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone
tourmalineA mineral that is a complex borosilicate and hydroxide of aluminum containing iron and magnesium and calcium and lithium and sodium
tridymiteA mineral form of silica
turquoiseA blue to grey green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate
vanadiniteA mineral consisting of chloride / chloride and vanadate of lead
vermiculiteAny of a group of yellow or brown hydrous silicate minerals having a micaceous structure
vesuvianite, vesuvian, idocraseA green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate
wolframite, iron manganese tungstenA mineral consisting of iron and manganese tungstate in crystalline form
wollastoniteA white or greyish mineral typically found in metamorphic limestone
wulfeniteA yellow to orange or brown mineral used as a molybdenum ore
wurtziteA brownish-black mineral consisting of zinc sulfide
xenotimeA brown-to-yellow mineral that is a phosphate of yttrium in crystalline form
zeoliteAny of a family of glassy minerals analogous to feldspar containing hydrated aluminum silicates of calcium or sodium or potassium
zinc blende, blende, sphaleriteAn ore that is the chief source of zinc
zinkeniteA steel grey metallic mineral (a sulphide of lead and antimony)
zircon, zirconium silicateA common mineral occurring in small crystals
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Substance ofrock, stonematerial consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
Spanishminerales, mineral
Adjectivesmineralrelating to minerals

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