andalusite

noun

an·​da·​lu·​site ˌan-də-ˈlü-ˌsīt How to pronounce andalusite (audio)
: a mineral consisting of a silicate of aluminum usually in thick orthorhombic prisms of various colors

Word History

Etymology

French andalousite, from Andalousie Andalusia, region in Spain

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of andalusite was in 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Andalusite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/andalusite. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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