a variety of plagioclase with dark, iridescent colors
Origin of labradoriteafter Labrador, where specimens have been found
A usually brilliant blue or green variety of plagioclase feldspar that contains approximately equal proportions of sodium and calcium and occurs in silica-poor igneous rocks.
Origin of labradoriteAfter the Labrador (Peninsula).
(usually uncountable, plural labradorites)
Labrador + -ite