Meaning of babingtonite in English:

babingtonite

Pronunciation /ˈbabɪŋt(ə)nʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral occurring as dark greenish-black striated crystals, typically in association with zeolites.

    Babingtonite is a basic silicate of calcium, iron, and manganese, Ca₂(Fe,Mn)FeSi₅O₁₄(OH). Crystal system: triclinic.

Origin

Early 19th century. From the name of William Babington, Irish physician and mineralogist + -ite.