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scapolite

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noun scap·o·lite \ˈska-pə-ˌlīt\

Definition of scapolite

  1. :  any of a group of minerals that are essentially complex silicates of aluminum, calcium, and sodium and that include some used as semiprecious stones



Origin of scapolite

French, from Latin scapus shaft + French -o- + -lite; from the prismatic shape of its crystals


First Known Use: 1802


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