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linarite

[ lahy-nuh-rahyt, li-nahr-ahyt ]
/ ˈlaɪ nəˌraɪt, lɪˈnɑr aɪt /
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noun
a mineral, a complex basic sulfate of lead and copper, having a deep-blue color resembling that of azurite.
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Origin of linarite

1835–45; named after Linares, where found; see -ite1
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