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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fluorite  \Flu"or*ite\,  n.  (Min.) 
  Calcium  fluoride,  a  mineral  of  many  different  colors,  white, 
  yellow,  purple,  green,  red,  etc.,  often  very  beautiful, 
  crystallizing  commonly  in  cubes  with  perfect  octahedral 
  cleavage;  also  massive.  It  is  used  as  a  flux.  Some  varieties 
  are  used  for  ornamental  vessels.  Also  called  {fluor  spar},  or 
  simply  {fluor}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fluorite 
  n  :  a  soft  mineral  (calcium  fluoride)  that  is  fluorescent  in 
  ultraviolet  light;  chief  source  of  fluorine  [syn:  {fluorspar}, 
  {fluor}] 




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