Meaning of randannite in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrandənʌɪt/


(also randanite)
rare Mineralogy
  • A diatomaceous earth resembling kaolin.

    Randannite is a variety of tripolite.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From French randanite, also randannite, apparently from Randan, the name of a small town in the department of Puy-de-Dôme in central France, where the earth is found + -ite.