Meaning of mariposite in English:

mariposite

Pronunciation /marɪˈpəʊsʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A variety of phengite (muscovite) that contains a relatively high proportion of silica and some chromium and is found as green or greenish-yellow crystals.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Silliman. From the name of Mariposa county, California + -ite.