"gossan" Definition

  1. n. Decomposed rock, usually reddish or ferruginous (owing to oxidized pyrites), forming the upper part of a metallic vein.

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Position in dictionary: 42774 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "gossan": 2
Words that end with "gossan": 1
Words that contain "gossan": 2
Next words in dictionary: gossaniferous, gossaries, gossat, gossib, gossip
Previous words in dictionary: gossamery, gossamer, goss, gospelizing, gospelized

English Dictionary Definition of gossan

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