Part of speech: noun

A hard, brittle metal.

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Usage examples "manganese":

  1. He was formerly Superintendent of the Manganese mines near by and very active in politics. - "Brazilian Sketches", T. B. Ray.
  2. Manganese has been found at Quaco, and the adjoining district, which has been sent to the United States, and is said to be of a good quality. - "First History of New Brunswick", Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher.
  3. India now ranks second among the manganese ore producing countries of the world, and has an inexhaustible supply of the highest grade. - "Modern India", William Eleroy Curtis.