Definition of azurite in English:


Line breaks: azur|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈaʒʊrʌɪt
, -ʒj(ʊ)ə-, ˈeɪ-/


[mass noun]
  • A blue mineral consisting of basic copper carbonate. It occurs as blue prisms or crystal masses, typically with malachite.
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    • 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.

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