andalusite

noun
an·​da·​lu·​site | \ ˌan-də-ˈlü-ˌsīt How to pronounce andalusite (audio) \

Definition of andalusite

: a mineral consisting of a silicate of aluminum usually in thick orthorhombic prisms of various colors

First Known Use of andalusite

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for andalusite

French andalousite, from Andalousie Andalusia, region in Spain

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