plural -s
: a basic hydrous aluminum copper arsenate Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4.4H2O occurring in monoclinic crystals of a sky-blue or verdigris-green color (hardness 2–2.5, specific gravity 2.88–2.99)

Word History


French, from Greek leiros resembling a lily, delicate (from leirion lily) + konia powder (from konis dust) + French -ite

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“Liroconite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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