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celadonite

[ sel-uh-dn-ahyt ]
/ ˈsɛl ə dnˌaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a hydrous silicate of iron and potassium; an iron-rich soft mica.

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Origin of celadonite

First recorded in 1865–70; celadon + -ite1

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