lepidolite

noun
le·​pid·​o·​lite | \ li-ˈpi-də-ˌlīt How to pronounce lepidolite (audio) \

Definition of lepidolite

: a variable form of mica used especially in glazes and enamels and as a source of lithium

First Known Use of lepidolite

circa 1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lepidolite

German Lepidolith, from lepid- + -lith

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“Lepidolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidolite. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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