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lepidolite

Line breaks: lepido|lite
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛpɪdəlʌɪt
 
, lɪˈpɪdəlʌɪt
 
/

Definition of lepidolite in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A mineral of the mica group containing lithium, typically grey or lilac in colour.
Example sentences
  • Gases penetrating rock crevices allow the slow formation of lepidolite, topaz and tourmaline.
  • It never occurs as a free element, but is found in minerals such as spodumene, petalite, and lepidolite.
  • It was a large piece rectangular rock, possibly lepidolite, carved with strange, flowing markings.

Origin

late 18th century: from Greek lepis, lepid- 'scale' + -lite.

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