ulexite

noun
ulex·​ite | \ ˈyü-lək-ˌsīt How to pronounce ulexite (audio) \

Definition of ulexite

: a soft mineral consisting of a hydrous borate of sodium and calcium and usually occurring in loose masses of white fibers

First Known Use of ulexite

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ulexite

George L. Ulex †1883 German chemist

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“Ulexite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ulexite. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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