Celestite Definition

sĕlĭ-stīt, sə-lĕstīt
noun
A soft, orthorhombic mineral, SrSO4, that is the chief ore of strontium; strontium sulfate.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Celestite

Noun

Singular:
celestite
Plural:
celestites

Origin of Celestite

  • From Latin caelestis (“celestial, heavenly”), "celestial" because of the usual blue shade.

    From Wiktionary

  • celestine –ite

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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