alur·​gite | \ əˈlərˌjīt, ˈalər- \
plural -s

Definition of alurgite

: a manganese mica of purplish color

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First Known Use of alurgite

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alurgite

International Scientific Vocabulary alurg- (from Greek halourgēs genuine purple dye, literally, wrought in or by the sea, from hals salt, sea + -ourgēs, from ergon work) + -ite; originally formed as German alurgit

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“Alurgite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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