leonite

noun
le·​o·​nite | \ ˈlēəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of leonite

: a mineral K2Mg(SO4)2.4H2O consisting of a hydrous magnesium potassium sulfate occurring in monoclinic crystals

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History and Etymology for leonite

German leonit, from Leo Strippelmann 19th century German director of salt works + connective -n- + German -it -ite

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“Leonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leonite. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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