umbalite etymology

English word umbalite comes from English Umba, English -lite (Used to form names of rocks and minerals.)

Detailed word origin of umbalite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Umba English (eng)
-lite English (eng) Used to form names of rocks and minerals.
umbalite English (eng) (countable) A gemstone consisting of the mineral umbalite.. (uncountable) A variety of garnet consisting of a mixture of pyrope, almandine, and spessartine, having the chemical formula Mg₃Al₂(SiO₄)₃-Mn²⁺₃Al₂(SiO₄)₃, exclusively found in the alluvial deposits of the River Umba, and having a light-pink to purple colour.

Words with the same origin as umbalite

Descendants of -lite
abukumalite acadialite chiasmus danalite dendrolite foralite francolite grapholite heliolite hematolite lepidolite malacolite meteorolite ottrelite paranatrolite phytolite pisolite praseolite radiolite retinalite ripidolite scorzalite thinolite turrilite