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 for wolfram
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wolfram \Wol"fram\, n. [G.]
     1. (Min.) Same as Wolframite.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. same as tungsten.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wolframite \Wol"fram*ite\, n. [G., wolframit, wolfram; wolf wolf
     + rahm cream, soot; cf. G. wolfsruss wolfram, lit., wolf's
     soot.] (Min.)
     Tungstate of iron and manganese, generally of a brownish or
     grayish black color, submetallic luster, and high specific
     gravity. It occurs in cleavable masses, and also
     crystallized. Called also wolfram.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wolfram
      n 1: a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used
           mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several
           ores including wolframite and scheelite [syn: tungsten,
           wolfram, W, atomic number 74]

From The Elements (07Nov00) :

  wolfram
  Original name for tungsten.
  

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