What does Ampelite mean?

Ampelite meaning in General Dictionary

An earth abounding in pyrites utilized by the ancients to destroy insects etc on vines applied by Brongniart to a carbonaceous alum schist

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  • An earth abounding in pyrites, utilized by the ancients to kill pests, etc., on vines; -- used by Brongniart to a carbonaceous alum schist.

Ampelite meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An earth abounding in pyrites, utilized by the ancients to kill bugs, etc., on vines; -- applied by Brongniart to a carbonaceous alum schist.