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English Dictionary: mineral by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
mineral
adj
  1. relating to minerals; "mineral elements"; "mineral deposits"
  2. composed of matter other than plant or animal; "the inorganic mineral world"
n
  1. solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mineral \Min"er*al\, n. [F. min[82]ral, LL. minerale, fr. minera
      mine. See {Mine}, v. i.]
      1. 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.
  
      2. A mine. [Obs.] --Shak.
  
      3. Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the
            most general classification of things into three kingdoms
            (animal, vegetable, and mineral).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mineral \Min"er*al\, a.
      1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or
            of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
  
      2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
  
      {Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric,
            nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as
            distinguished from the {organic acids}.
  
      {Mineral blue}, the name usually given to azurite, when
            reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes.
  
      {Mineral candle}, a candle made of paraffine.
  
      {Mineral caoutchouc}, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of
            bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness.
            See {Caoutchouc}, and {Elaterite}.
  
      {Mineral chameleon} (Chem.) See {Chameleon mineral}, under
            {Chameleon}.
  
      {Mineral charcoal}. See under {Charcoal}.
  
      {Mineral cotton}. See {Mineral wool} (below).
  
      {Mineral green}, a green carbonate of copper; malachite.
  
      {Mineral kingdom} (Nat. Sci.), that one of the three grand
            divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects,
            as distinguished from plants or animals.
  
      {Mineral oil}. See {Naphtha}, and {Petroleum}.
  
      {Mineral paint}, a pigment made chiefly of some natural
            mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher.
  
      {Mineral patch}. See {Bitumen}, and {Asphalt}.
  
      {Mineral right}, the right of taking minerals from land.
  
      {Mineral salt} (Chem.), a salt of a mineral acid.
  
      {Mineral tallow}, a familiar name for {hatchettite}, from its
            fatty or spermaceti-like appearance.
  
      {Mineral water}. See under {Water}.
  
      {Mineral wax}. See {Ozocerite}.
  
      {Mineral wool}, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing
            a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is
            a poor conductor of heat.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Mineral, CA
      Zip code(s): 96063
   Mineral, IL (village, FIPS 49516)
      Location: 41.38189 N, 89.83647 W
      Population (1990): 250 (106 housing units)
      Area: 0.8 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 61344
   Mineral, VA (town, FIPS 52120)
      Location: 38.00727 N, 77.90659 W
      Population (1990): 471 (202 housing units)
      Area: 2.3 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 23117
   Mineral, WA
      Zip code(s): 98355
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