leifite

noun
leif·​ite | \ ˈlēˌfīt, ˈlāˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of leifite

: a mineral Na2AlSi4O10F consisting of a rare fluoride and silicate of sodium and aluminum and found in Narsarsuak, Greenland

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History and Etymology for leifite

International Scientific Vocabulary leif- (from Leif Ericson fl 1000 Norse mariner and adventurer) + -ite

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“Leifite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leifite. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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