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fluorite

noun fluo·rite \ˈflr-ˌīt, ˈflr-\

Definition of FLUORITE

:  a transparent or translucent mineral of different colors that consists of the fluoride of calcium and is used especially as a steelmaking flux and in the making of opalescent and opaque glasses

Origin of FLUORITE

Italian, from New Latin fluor
First Known Use: 1868

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