alush·​tite | \ əˈləshˌtīt, ˈalə̇sh- \
plural -s

Definition of alushtite

: a mineral consisting of a hydrous aluminum silicate and occurring in bluish or greenish claylike crusts and veins

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First Known Use of alushtite

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alushtite

Russian alushtit, from Alushta, town in the Crimea, its locality + Russian -it -ite

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“Alushtite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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