serendibite

noun seren·dib·ite \¦serən¦diˌbīt, səˈrendə̇ˌb-\

Definition of serendibite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral (Ca,Mg)5Al5B2Si2O10 consisting of a silicate and borate of calcium, magnesium, and aluminum and occurring in irregular blue grains in Sri Lanka

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Origin and Etymology of serendibite

from Serendib, Serendip, former name for Ceylon (from Arabic Sarandīb) + English -ite


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