lepidolite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lepidolite a mineral of the mica group; an important source of lithium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lepidolite (Min) A species of mica, of a lilac or rose-violet color, containing lithia. It usually occurs in masses consisting of small scales. See Mica.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lepidolite Lithia mica. This mineral is found in scaly masses, ordinarily of a violet or lilac color and containing a small percentage of lithia. It is often associated with the lithia tourmalin or rubellite, as at Rozena in Moravia, and Paris, Maine. See mica.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale + -lite,: cf. F. l├ępidolithe,