a soft, orthorhombic mineral, SrSO, that is the chief ore of strontium; strontium sulfate
Origin of celestitealtered (by James Dwight Dana) from celestine + -ite
A white, red-brown, orange, or light blue principal strontium ore, essentially strontium sulfate, SrSO4, found in sedimentary rock. Also called celestine .
Origin of celestitecelestine -ite 1
(countable and uncountable, plural celestites)
From Latin caelestis (“celestial, heavenly”), "celestial" because of the usual blue shade.