ampelite definition

  • noun:
    • An earth abounding in pyrites, utilized by the ancients to destroy pests, etc., on vines.
    • A carbonaceous alum schist.
    • An earth abounding in pyrites, employed by the ancients to eliminate insects, etc., on vines; -- used by Brongniart to a carbonaceous alum schist.
    • A species of black planet abounding in pyrites: so named from having already been regularly destroy bugs on vines. The name is also placed on cannel-coal and also to some types of schist.

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