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leucite

[ loo-sahyt ]
/ ˈlu saɪt /
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noun
a whitish or grayish mineral, potassium aluminum silicate, KAlSi2O6, found in alkali volcanic rocks.
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Origin of leucite

From the German word Leukit, dating back to 1790–1800. See leuco-, -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM leucite

leu·cit·ic [loo-sit-ik], /luˈsɪt ɪk/, adjectivepseu·do·leu·cite, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for leucite

leucite
/ (ˈluːsaɪt) /

noun
a grey or white mineral consisting of potassium aluminium silicate: a source of potash for fertilizers and of aluminium. Formula: KAlSi 2 O 6

Derived forms of leucite

leucitic (luːˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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