a white to pale-blue mineral, strontium sulfate, SrSO4, occurring in tabular crystals, the principal ore of strontium.
Also cel·es·tine [sel-i-stin, -stahyn] /ˈsɛl ɪ stɪn, -ˌstaɪn/
Origin of celestite
) celestite (< German Zölestin
< Latin coelest(is
), variant of caelestis celestial
+ German -in -in2
) + -ite1
[sel-uh-stahyn, si-les-tin, -tahyn]
Saint,died a.d. 432, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 422–432.
Guido di Castello, flourished 12th century, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1143–44.
Giacinto Bobone, died 1198, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1191–98.
Godfrey Castiglione, died 1241, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1241.
SaintPietro di Murrone or Morone, 1215–96, Italian ascetic: pope 1294.
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Examples from the Web for celestine
Historical Examples of celestine
Doctor Matheus, as Mlle. Celestine had said, was young and handsome.
"My Lady will see you, sir," said Celestine, breaking in upon his musings.
We have never got the right end of that story about the Princess Celestine as yet.
She is the steamship Celestine, and she is but a little lady.
But I sail tonight, and so the barometer is falling, and I do not know where Celestine will take me.
British Dictionary definitions for celestine
celestine (ˈsɛlɪstɪn, -ˌstaɪn)
a white, red, or blue mineral consisting of strontium sulphate in orthorhombic crystalline form: a source of strontium compounds. Formula: SrSO 4
Word Origin for celestite
C19: from German Zölestin, from Latin caelestis celestial (referring to the blue colour) + -ite 1
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