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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mineral  \Min"er*al\,  n.  [F.  min['e]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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mineral 
  adj  1:  relating  to  minerals;  "mineral  elements";  "mineral  deposits" 
  2:  of  or  containing  or  derived  from  minerals;  "a  mineral 
  deposit";  "mineral  water"  [ant:  {animal},  {vegetable}] 
  3:  composed  of  matter  other  than  plant  or  animal;  "the 
  inorganic  mineral  world" 
  n  :  solid  homogeneous  inorganic  substances  occurring  in  nature 
  having  a  definite  chemical  composition 
 
  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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