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lazulite

[ laz-uh-lahyt, lazh-uh- ]

noun

  1. an azure-blue mineral, hydrous magnesium iron aluminum phosphate, (FeMg)Al 2 P 2 O 8 (OH) 2 .


lazulite

/ ˈlæzjʊˌlaɪt /

noun

  1. a blue mineral, consisting of hydrated magnesium iron phosphate, occurring in metamorphic rocks. Formula: (Mg,Fe)Al 2 (PO 4 ) 2 (OH) 2


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Other Words From

  • laz·u·lit·ic [laz-, uh, -, lit, -ik, lazh-, uh, -], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lazulite1

1800–10; < Medieval Latin lāzul ( um ) azure, lapis lazuli + -ite 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lazulite1

C19: from Medieval Latin lāzulum azure, lapis lazuli
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Example Sentences

Having premised the composition of the topical black dye, we are now prepared to apply it in the lazulite style.

The blue colour of lazulite had been always ascribed to iron, till MM.

This mineral is known as lazulite and in composition is a silicate of soda and alumina with a small quantity of sodium sulphide.

At any rate, we were off early, the weather was perfect, and the sky was an inverted tureen of lazulite blue.

Moreover, lazulite is softer and contains magnesia and lime, which the turquoise does not.

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