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 albite (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of albite

circa 1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albite

borrowed from Swedish albit, from Latin albus "white, light-colored" + Swedish -it -ite entry 1 — more at album

Note: The name was introduced by the Swedish mineralogist Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745-1818) and Jakob berzelius in "Undersökning af några i grannskapet af Fahlun funna fossilier," Afhandlingar i Fysik, Kemi och Mineralogi, Fjerde delen (1815), p. 180.

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“Albite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albite. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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