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celestite

[sel-uh-stahyt] /ˈsɛl əˌstaɪt/
noun
1.
a white to pale-blue mineral, strontium sulfate, SrSO 4 , occurring in tabular crystals, the principal ore of strontium.
Also, celestine
[sel-i-stin, -stahyn] /ˈsɛl ɪ stɪn, -ˌstaɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of celestite
1850-1855
1850-55; celest(ine) celestite (< German Zölestin < Latin coelest(is), variant of caelestis celestial + German -in -in2) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for celestite

celestite

/ˈsɛlɪˌstaɪt/
noun
1.
a white, red, or blue mineral consisting of strontium sulphate in orthorhombic crystalline form: a source of strontium compounds. Formula: SrSO4
Word Origin
C19: from German Zölestin, from Latin caelestiscelestial (referring to the blue colour) + -ite1
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