leucite

noun
leu·​cite | \ ˈlü-ˌsīt How to pronounce leucite (audio) \

Definition of leucite

: a white or gray mineral consisting of a silicate of potassium and aluminum and occurring in igneous rocks

Other Words from leucite

leucitic \ lü-​ˈsi-​tik How to pronounce leucitic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of leucite

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leucite

German Leuzit, from leuz- leuk-

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“Leucite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leucite. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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