azurite

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæʒʊˌraɪt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(azhə rīt′)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
az•ur•ite  (azhə rīt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mineralogy, Jewelrya blue mineral, a hydrous copper carbonate, Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2: an ore of copper.
  2. Mineralogya gem of moderate value cut from this mineral.
  • azure + -ite1 1810–20

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
azurite /ˈæʒʊˌraɪt/ n
  1. an azure-blue mineral associated with copper deposits. It is a source of copper. Composition: copper carbonate. Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2. Crystal structure: monoclinic
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