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2 definitions found
 for rensselaerite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rensselaerite \Rens"se*laer*ite\ (r?ns"se-l?r-?t), n. (Min.)
     A soft, compact variety of talc,, being an altered pyroxene.
     It is often worked in a lathe into inkstands and other
     articles.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rensselaerite
      n 1: a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler

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