leucite

noun

leu·​cite ˈlü-ˌsīt How to pronounce leucite (audio)
: a white or gray mineral consisting of a silicate of potassium and aluminum and occurring in igneous rocks
leucitic adjective

Examples of leucite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the tephra used in the tomb's mortar contained much more potassium-rich leucite. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 19 Apr. 2023 Over the centuries, rainwater and groundwater seeped through the tomb's walls, which dissolved the leucite and released the potassium. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 1 Jan. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

German Leuzit, from leuz- leuk-

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leucite was in 1799

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“Leucite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leucite. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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