celestite

noun
ce·​les·​tite | \ ˈse-lə-ˌstīt How to pronounce celestite (audio) , sə-ˈle-ˌstīt \

Definition of celestite

: a usually white mineral consisting of the sulfate of strontium

First Known Use of celestite

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for celestite

German Zölestin, from Latin caelestis

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“Celestite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celestite. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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