circa 1796, in the meaning defined above
German Lepidolith, from lepid- + -lith
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“Lepidolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidolite. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.
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