Definition of lepidolite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ləˈpidlˌīt/


A mineral of the mica group containing lithium, typically gray or lilac in color.
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.


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

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Syllabification: le·pid·o·lite

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