petalite

noun
pet·​al·​ite | \ -ˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of petalite

: a usually white mineral LiAl(Si2O5)2 consisting of a lithium aluminum silicate occurring in foliated cleavable masses or in monoclinic crystals (hardness 6–6.5, specific gravity 2.39–2.46)

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History and Etymology for petalite

German petalit, from Greek petalon leaf + German -it -ite

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“Petalite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petalite. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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