labradorite

[ lab-ruh-daw-rahyt, lab-ruh-dawr-ahyt ]

noun
  1. a feldspar mineral of the plagioclase group, often characterized by a brilliant change of colors, with blue and green most common.

Origin of labradorite

1
1805–15; named after Labrador, where first discovered; see -ite1

Other words from labradorite

  • lab·ra·dor·it·ic [lab-ruh-daw-rit-ik], /ˌlæb rə dɔˈrɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for labradorite

labradorite

/ (ˌlæbrəˈdɔːraɪt) /


noun
  1. a blue, green, or reddish-brown feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series: used as a decorative stone. Formula: CaAl 2 Si 2 O 8 .NaAlSi 3 O 8

Origin of labradorite

1
C18: named after Labrador, where it was found; see -ite 1

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Scientific definitions for labradorite

labradorite

[ lăbrə-dôr′īt′, -dô-rīt′ ]


  1. A blue, gray, green, or brown triclinic mineral that is a variety of plagioclase feldspar. It occurs in igneous rocks.

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