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leucite

leucite


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leucite  \Leu"cite\  (l[=u]"s[imac]t),  n.  [Gr.  leyko`s  white:  cf 
  F.  leucite.] 
  1.  (Min.)  A  mineral  having  a  glassy  fracture,  occurring  in 
  translucent  trapezohedral  crystals.  It  is  a  silicate  of 
  alumina  and  potash.  It  is  found  in  the  volcanic  rocks  of 
  Italy,  especially  at  Vesuvius. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  leucoplast.