azurite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n azurite blue carbonate of copper; blue malachite
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Azurite (Min) Blue carbonate of copper; blue malachite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n azurite A blue mineral, a hydrous carbonate of copper. It has been used as a pigment, under the name of mountain-blue. Azurite occurs finely crystallized at Chessy, near Lyons, France, whence it has been called chessylite and Chessy copper; it is also obtained in fine crystals at several mines in Arizona and Utah. Also called azure copper ore, azure-stone, blue copper ore, and blue malachite.
    • n azurite Same as lazulite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Azurite blue carbonate of copper
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. azur—Low L. azura—Ar. (al) lazward, Pers. lājward, lapis lazuli, blue colour.

Usage

In literature:

This mortar was used in grinding an azurite pigment.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
Crystals of azurite belong to the monoclinic system; they have a vitreous lustre and are translucent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Azurite is found in the Arizona mines and in Chessy, in France (hence the name chessylite, sometimes used instead of azurite).
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
She was twisting the azurite jewels on her bosom, and pressing the blunt points into her flesh.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
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In news:

I found the Outback 's looks to be a little generic, but my test car's Azurite Blue paint helped it look modern.
Suzanne Tick's Axiom vinyl in Azurite, Ignite, Coppertone, and Sparkler by Knoll Textiles , 866-565-5858.
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