Definition of Labradorite

1. n. A kind of feldspar commonly showing a beautiful play of colors, and hence much used for ornamental purposes. The finest specimens come from Labrador. See Feldspar.



Definition of Labradorite

1. Noun. (minerology) A plagioclase feldspar mineral, calcium sodium aluminum silicate, often very coarsely crystalline, used as a decorative stone for carvings and building façades. ¹

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Definition of Labradorite

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Medical Definition of Labradorite

1. A kind of feldspar commonly showing a beautiful play of colours, and hence much used for ornamental purposes. The finest specimens come from Labrador. See Feldspar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labradorite

laboureth
labouring
labourious
labouriously
labourless
labourous
labourously
labours
labours of love
laboursaving
labourshed
laboursheds
laboursome
labra
labrador
labradorite (current term)
labradorites
labradors
labral
labrale inferius
labrale superius
labret
labretifery
labrets
labrid
labrids
labrish
labrocyte
labroid
labroids

Literary usage of Labradorite

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"Alkali labradorite anorthite feldspars. It is safe to assert that if a ... labradorite anorthite feldspars. trachyte, give at once to the reader a definite ..."

2. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1859)
"Delesse expresses surprise at the presence of water in the labradorite IA, VA, B, ... Delesse himself observed that the amount of water in labradorite is ..."

3. A System of Mineralogy: Descriptive Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent by James Dwight Dana, George Jarvis Brush (1875)
"Decomposed with difficulty by muriatic acid, generally leaving a portion of undecomposed mineral Obs.—labradorite is a constituent of some rocks. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"Twinned crystal of labradorite, showing cleavage, x 60. (see Fig. 21). Of the two, the Albite twinning predominates and is usually polysynthetic, ..."

5. A System of Mineralogy: Descriptive Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent by James Dwight Dana, George Jarvis Brush (1868)
"labradorite was first brought from the Isle of Paul, on the coast of Labrador, ... labradorite receives a fine polish, and owing to the chatoyant ..."

6. Lectures on Mineralogy: Delivered at the School of Mines, Columbia College by Thomas Egleston (1872)
"The minerals generally known as the feldspars are Anorthite, labradorite, Oligoclase, ... Oa fi B 3 3 3 3 3 Si Anorthite, labradorite, Oligoclase, Albite, ..."

7. Report of the State Board of Geological Survey by Michigan Geological Survey, Alfred Church Lane (1907)
"The phenocrysts in this flow are not conspicuous but they can be readily seen when the rock is closely examined. xxxv. (I6I). labradorite ..."

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