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[laz-uh-lahyt, lazh-uh-]
  1. an azure-blue mineral, hydrous magnesium iron aluminum phosphate, (FeMg)Al2P2O8(OH)2.
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Origin of lazulite

1800–10; < Medieval Latin lāzul(um) azure, lapis lazuli + -ite1
Related formslaz·u·lit·ic [laz-uh-lit-ik, lazh-uh-] /ˌlæz əˈlɪt ɪk, ˌlæʒ ə-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lazulite

Historical Examples

  • The apartment was sumptuously furnished in two colors—amber and lazulite.

    Mizora: A Prophecy

    Mary E. Bradley

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

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

    The A B C of Mining

    Charles A. Bramble

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

    The Prairie Child

    Arthur Stringer

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

British Dictionary definitions for lazulite


  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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Word Origin

C19: from Medieval Latin lāzulum azure, lapis lazuli
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