Meaning of legrandite in English:

legrandite

Pronunciation /ləˈɡrandʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare zinc arsenate mineral forming colourless or yellow transparent prismatic crystals, originally described from a mine in north-eastern Mexico.

    Chemical formula: Zn₂(AsO₄)(OH).H₂O. Crystal system: monoclinic.

Origin

1930s. From Legrand, the name of a 20th-cent. Belgian mine manager who collected the first specimen + -ite.