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  1. a mineral, lithium aluminum silicate, Li(AlSi4O10), occurring in colorless or white foliated masses: an important source of lithium.
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Origin of petalite

From the German word Petalit, dating back to 1800–10. See petal, -ite1
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  • An alkaline earth found in petalite, &c., and in small quantities in most mineral waters.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley