am·​blyg·​o·​nite | \ amˈbligəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of amblygonite

: a mineral (Li, Na)AlPO4(F, OH) consisting of basic lithium aluminum phosphate commonly containing sodium and fluorine and occurring in white cleavable masses

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First Known Use of amblygonite

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amblygonite

German amblygonit, from Greek amblygōnios obtuse-angled (from ambly- + -gōnios, from gōnia angle) + German -it -ite

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“Amblygonite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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