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[ang-guh l-sahyt]
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  1. a mineral, lead sulfate, PbSO4, found in massive deposits and in colorless or variously tinted crystals: a minor ore of lead.

Origin of anglesite

1830–40; named after Anglesey where it was first found; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for anglesite


  1. a white or grey secondary mineral consisting of lead sulphate in orthorhombic crystalline form. It occurs in lead-ore deposits and is a source of lead. Formula: PbSO 4

Word Origin

C19: from Anglesey, where it was first found
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