Meaning of nesquehonite in English:

nesquehonite

Pronunciation /ˌnɛskwɪˈhəʊnʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A hydrated form of magnesium carbonate, MgCO₃ ·3H₂ O, crystallizing in the monoclinic system and occurring as colourless or white prismatic crystals.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Nesquehon- (in Nesquehoning, the name of a mine in Pennsylvania) + -ite.