dumortierite

noun
du·​mor·​ti·​er·​ite | \ du̇-ˈmȯr-tē-ə-ˌrīt How to pronounce dumortierite (audio) also dyu̇- \

Definition of dumortierite

: a bright especially blue mineral consisting of a borosilicate of aluminum

First Known Use of dumortierite

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dumortierite

French dumortiérite, from Eugène Dumortier †1876 French paleontologist

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“Dumortierite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumortierite. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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