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petalite

[pet-l-ahyt] /ˈpɛt lˌaɪt/
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a mineral, lithium aluminum silicate, Li(AlSi 4 O 1 0), occurring in colorless or white foliated masses: an important source of lithium.
Origin of petalite
1800-1810
From the German word Petalit, dating back to 1800-10. See petal, -ite1
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