le·​pid·​o·​lite li-ˈpi-də-ˌlīt How to pronounce lepidolite (audio)
: a variable form of mica used especially in glazes and enamels and as a source of lithium

Word History


German Lepidolith, from lepid- + -lith

First Known Use

circa 1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lepidolite was circa 1796

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

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