plural -s
: a mineral (Na,Ca)8(Al,Si)12O24(S,SO4) occurring as the chief constituent of lapis lazuli, isomorphous with sodalite, and composed of a sodium silicate containing sulfur

Word History


German lasurit, from Medieval Latin lazur lapis lazuli (from Arabic lāzaward) + German -it -ite

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“Lazurite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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