Definition of mineralist in English:

mineralist

Pronunciation /ˈmɪn(ə)rəlɪst/ /ˈmɪn(ə)r(ə)lɪst/

noun

  • 1historical Iatrochemist. Compare "mineral".

  • 2More generally: a person expert in or familiar with the uses and properties of (especially economically important) minerals and ores; a mineralogist.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Ford (bap. 1586, d. a1653), playwright. From mineral + -ist.