Definition of mineral :
1. A mine.
2. An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of minerals.
3. Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms ( animal, vegetable, and mineral).
4. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
5. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
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mineral (part of speech: noun)
clay, calcite, lignite, manganese, talcum, chromite, bauxite, corundum, azurite, hornblende, kaolinite, peat, asbestos, alabaster, fluorspar, fluorite, coke, silicate, silica, emery, obsidian, garnet, fool's gold, barite, selenite, graphite, feldspar, quicklime, iolite, aragonite, carbon, spar, mica, lazurite, pitchblende, pyroxene, pyrite, pumice, gypsum, molybdenite, brookite, lime, orthoclase, cryolite, chlorite, salt, coal, diatomite, boron, brimstone, quartz, cobalt, ozocerite, glauconite, vermiculite, sulfur, chalcedony, crystal, rhodonite, magnesite
- But aside from this very attractive feature, it is, as a whole, the most beautiful island of the East, producing many other gems besides those of a mineral nature. - "The Pearl of India", Maturin M. Ballou.
- A mineral cabinet, filled to overflowing with fine specimens, extended the entire length of one wall. - "Flamsted quarries", Mary E. Waller.
- She came for a glass of mineral water; the bottle is still on the table. - "The Secret of the Night", Gaston Leroux.