Definition of lepidolite in English:

lepidolite

noun

  • A mineral of the mica group containing lithium, typically gray or lilac in color.

    • ‘Gases penetrating rock crevices allow the slow formation of lepidolite, topaz and tourmaline.’
    • ‘It never occurs as a free element, but is found in minerals such as spodumene, petalite, and lepidolite.’
    • ‘Its most common ores are lepidolite, carnallite, and pollucite.’
    • ‘Morganite and quartz crystals are sometimes found within balls of fine-grained lepidolite within the pockets.’
    • ‘It was a large piece rectangular rock, possibly lepidolite, carved with strange, flowing markings.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Greek lepis, lepid- scale + -lite.

Pronunciation:

lepidolite

/ləˈpidlˌīt/