Pin"ite (?), n. [So called from Pini, a mine in Saxony.] Min.

A compact granular cryptocrystalline mineral of a dull grayish or greenish white color. It is a hydrous alkaline silicate, and is derived from the alteration of other minerals, as iolite.


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Pi"nite (?), n. [L. pinus the pine tree.]


(Paleon.) Any fossil wood which exhibits traces of having belonged to the Pine family.

2. Chem.

A sweet white crystalline substance extracted from the gum of a species of pine (Pinus Lambertina). It is isomeric with, and resembles, quercite.


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