scap·​o·​lite ˈska-pə-ˌlīt How to pronounce scapolite (audio)
: any of a group of minerals that are essentially complex silicates of aluminum, calcium, and sodium and that include some used as semiprecious stones

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Recent Examples on the Web White scapolite turns blue under UV irradiation. David Bressan, Forbes, 21 June 2022

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Word History


French, from Latin scapus shaft + French -o- + -lite; from the prismatic shape of its crystals

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scapolite was in 1802

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“Scapolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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