Lazurite meaning

lăzyo͝o-rīt, lăzə-, lăzhə-
A relatively rare blue, violet-blue, or greenish-blue translucent mineral, Na4−5 Al3 Si3 O12 S, the chief component of lapis lazuli.
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A very rare, hard, bluish, crystalline mineral, (Na,Ca)7(Al,Si)12(O,S)24[SO4,Cl2(OH)2]2, that is the main component of lapis lazuli.
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(mineralogy) A mineral of metamorphosed limestones. Lazurite forms the gemstone lapis lazuli, and crushed lazurite provided the ultramarine color in artists' paint of the old masters. Sodalite and lazurite form the sodalite group of silicate minerals. Chemical composition: Sodium aluminum silicate with sulphur, Na4-5Al3Si3O12S.
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Origin of lazurite

  • Medieval Latin lāzur lapis lazuli (from Arabic lāzaward lapis lazuli) –ite

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

  • From Medieval Latin lazur (“lapis lazuli"), from Arabic لازورد (lāzaward), from Persian لاژورد (lāžward).

    From Wiktionary