stilbite

noun

stil·​bite ˈstil-ˌbīt How to pronounce stilbite (audio)
: a mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of aluminum, calcium, and sodium and often occurring in sheaflike aggregations of crystals

Word History

Etymology

French, from Greek stilbein

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stilbite was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Stilbite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stilbite. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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