azurite

noun
azur·ite | \ˈa-zhə-ˌrīt \

Definition of azurite 

1 : a mineral that consists of blue basic carbonate of copper and is a minor copper ore

2 : a semiprecious stone derived from azurite

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Gemologist Filip Klein, decked out in a three-piece suit and long braid, showed me mineral formations in a big display case, including a $600 azurite, a gigantic $45,000 amethyst and a spectacular $500,000 tourmaline. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Holiday Shopping With Bitcoin? Good Luck With That!," 19 Dec. 2017 The turquoise, malachite, azurite, and chrysocolla from there are so beautiful that my eyes just melt. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "Why Lisa Eisner Loves Bronze Jewelry," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of azurite

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for azurite

French, from azur azure

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