lepidolite

[ li-pid-l-ahyt, lep-i-dl- ]
/ lɪˈpɪd lˌaɪt, ˈlɛp ɪ dl- /

noun

a mineral of the mica group, potassium lithium aluminum silicate, commonly occurring in lilac, rose-colored, or whitish scaly masses: an ore of lithium.

Origin of lepidolite

First recorded in 1790–1800; lepido- + -lite
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British Dictionary definitions for lepidolite

lepidolite

/ (lɪˈpɪdəˌlaɪt, ˈlɛpɪdəˌlaɪt) /

noun

a lilac, pink, or greyish mica consisting of a hydrous silicate of lithium, potassium, aluminium, and fluorine, containing rubidium as an impurity: a source of lithium and rubidium. Formula: K 2 Li 3 Al 4 Si 7 O 21 (OH,F) 3
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