andalusite

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noun an·da·lu·site \ˌan-də-ˈlü-ˌsīt\

Definition of andalusite

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

Origin and Etymology of andalusite

French andalousite, from Andalousie Andalusia, region in Spain


First Known Use: 1811


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