adamite definition

  • noun:
    • A descendant of Adam; a person being.
    • A zinc arsenate hydroxide mineral, Zn2AsO4OH.
    • A descendant of Adam; a human being.
    • One of a sect of visionaries, just who, professing to imitate their state of Adam, discarded the usage of clothe themselves in their particular assemblies.
    • certainly one of mankind; one of several people considered as descended from Adam.
    • among that element of humanity more especially thought to be the offspring of Adam, in contradistinction to a supposed older race, called Preadamites.
    • One of a sect which originated from the north of Africa within the second century, and pretended having achieved towards primitive innocence of Adam.
    • A mineral happening in small yellow or green crystals plus mammillary teams; a hydrous arseniate of zinc, isomorphous with olivenite: present in Chili, and at Laurium in Greece. Also referred to as adamine.

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