plural -s
: a mineral Na2ZrSi6O15.3H2O consisting of a hydrated sodium zirconium silicate

Word History


Swedish elpidit, from Greek elpid-, elpis hope + Swedish -it -ite; from the expectation of finding other minerals in the same locality

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“Elpidite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elpidite. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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