Word of the Day – Chabazite

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Chabazite (noun)

kab-a-zy-t

A colourless, pink, or yellow zeolite mineral, typically occurring as rhombohedral crystals.

Early 19th century: from French chabazie, from Greek khabazie, a misreading of khalazie, vocative form of khalazios ‘hailstone’

Example sentences

“We found the chabazite crystals the moment we went deeper into the caves.”

Word of the Day – Oligopsony

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Oligopsony (noun)

ol-ig-op-son-ee

A state of the market in which only a small number of buyers exists for a product.

1940s: from oligo- ‘small number’ + Greek opsōnein ‘buy provisions’, on the pattern of monopsony.

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