Azurite definition

ăzhə-rīt
An azure blue vitreous mineral of basic copper carbonate, Cu3 (CO3 )2 (OH)2 , used as a copper ore and as a gemstone.
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A brilliantly blue or violet, monoclinic mineral, Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2, an ore of copper.
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A semiprecious gem made from this mineral.
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A dark-blue monoclinic mineral occurring as a mass of crystals (an aggregate) or in the form of blades with wedge-shaped tips. It is often found together with the mineral malachite in copper deposits. Azurite is used as a source of copper, as a gemstone, and as a dye for paints and fabrics. Chemical formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2.
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(mineralogy) A blue vitreous mineral; a basic copper carbonate, with the chemical formula Cu2+3(CO3)2(OH)2.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
azurite
Plural:
azurites

Origin of azurite

  • From Persian لاژورد (lâžward, “blue color”).

    From Wiktionary