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vulcanite

Line breaks: vul¦can|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈvʌlkənʌɪt
 
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Definition of vulcanite in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Hard, black vulcanized rubber.
Example sentences
  • The first synthetic material to be used in flute-making was ebonite, also known as vulcanite.
  • There is jewelry incorporating hair, enamel, engraving, casting, and die-stamping, as well as objects made from unusual materials such as tortoiseshell, wood, and vulcanite.
  • Tortoiseshell, vulcanite, wood, and coral became part of the new jewelry repertory.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Vulcan + -ite1.

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