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azurite Syllabification: az·ur·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈaZHəˌrīt/

Definition of azurite in English:


A blue mineral consisting of copper hydroxyl carbonate. It occurs as blue prisms or crystal masses, often with malachite.
Example sentences
  • The result can be some of our most spectacular minerals, including azurite, malachite, smithsonite, wulfenite, pyromorphite, and mimetite.
  • These contain veins of supergene copper minerals, mostly azurite and malachite.
  • Many of the world's finest specimens of native copper, azurite, malachite, atacamite, and a host of other minerals originated in this manner.


Early 19th century: from azure + -ite1.

Words that rhyme with azurite

Thatcherite • phosphorite
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