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lab·ra·dor·ite

 (lăb′rə-dôr′īt′, -dô-rīt′)
n.
A usually brilliant blue or green variety of plagioclase feldspar that contains approximately equal proportions of sodium and calcium and occurs in silica-poor igneous rocks.

[After the Labrador (Peninsula).]
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labradorite

(ˌlæbrəˈdɔːraɪt)
n
(Minerals) a blue, green, or reddish-brown feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series: used as a decorative stone. Formula: CaAl2Si2O8.NaAlSi3O8
[C18: named after Labrador , where it was found; see -ite1]
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lab•ra•dor•ite

(ˈlæb rə dɔˌraɪt)

n.
a feldspar mineral of the plagioclase group often showing a brilliant play of mostly blue and green colors.
[1805–15; after Labrador, where first discovered; see -ite1]
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