Smithsonite Smith"son*ite, n. [See {Smithsonian}.] (Min.) Native zinc carbonate. It generally occurs in stalactitic, reniform, or botryoidal shapes, of a white to gray, green, or brown color. See Note under {Calamine}. [1913 Webster]

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