stilbite

noun
stil·​bite | \ ˈstil-ˌbīt How to pronounce stilbite (audio) \

Definition of stilbite

: a mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of aluminum, calcium, and sodium and often occurring in sheaflike aggregations of crystals

First Known Use of stilbite

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stilbite

French, from Greek stilbein

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