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celestite

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noun ce·les·tite \ˈse-ləs-ˌtīt, sə-ˈles-ˌtīt\

Definition of celestite

  1. :  a usually white mineral consisting of the sulfate of strontium



Origin and Etymology of celestite

German Zölestin, from Latin caelestis


First Known Use: 1854


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