A piece of azurite.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a brilliantly blue or violet, monoclinic mineral, Cu(CO)(OH), an ore of copper
- a semiprecious gem made from this mineral
Origin: azur(e) plush -ite
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azurite - Science Definition
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