dumortierite

noun

du·​mor·​ti·​er·​ite du̇-ˈmȯr-tē-ə-ˌrīt How to pronounce dumortierite (audio)
 also  dyu̇-
: a bright especially blue mineral consisting of a borosilicate of aluminum

Examples of dumortierite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The standout features are dials decorated with Roman numerals cut directly in jasper, jade, and dumortierite, to match the colors of the cabochons on the winding crowns. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

French dumortiérite, from Eugène Dumortier †1876 French paleontologist

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dumortierite was in 1881

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“Dumortierite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumortierite. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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