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1: ore of cadmium; a rare yellowish mineral consisting of cadmium sulphide in crystalline form [syn: greenockite, cadmium sulphide]
noun Etymology: Charles M. Cathcart, Lord Greenock died 1859 English soldier Date: 1844 a mineral consisting of native cadmium sulfide occurring especially in yellow translucent hexagonal crystals
Greenockite Green"ock*ite, n. [Named after Lord Greenock.] (Min.) Native cadmium sulphide, a mineral occurring in yellow hexagonal crystals, also as an earthy incrustation.
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