Definition of minette in English:

minette

Pronunciation /mɪˈnɛt/

noun

Geology
  • 1A dark-coloured lamprophyre consisting chiefly of biotite and alkaline feldspars.

  • 2More fully "minette ironstone", "minette ore". A low-grade oolitic iron ore found mainly in Luxembourg and Lorraine, France.

Origin

Mid 19th century.