albite

noun
al·​bite | \ ˈal-ˌbīt How to pronounce albite (audio) \

Definition of albite

: a triclinic usually white mineral of the feldspar group consisting of a sodium aluminum silicate

Other Words from albite

albitic \ al-​ˈbi-​tik How to pronounce albitic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of albite

circa 1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albite

Swedish albit, from Latin albus

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“Albite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albite. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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