celestite

noun

ce·​les·​tite ˈse-lə-ˌstīt How to pronounce celestite (audio)
sə-ˈle-ˌstīt
: a usually white mineral consisting of the sulfate of strontium

Examples of celestite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The baryte group also includes celestite, or strontium-sulfate, used to produced purple fireworks. David Bressan, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

German Zölestin, from Latin caelestis

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of celestite was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Celestite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celestite. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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