Meaning of augelite in English:

augelite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare phosphate mineral typically occurring as pale green, yellow, or pink tabular crystals having a pearly lustre.

    Augelite is a basic phosphate of aluminium, Al₂PO₄(OH)₃. Crystal system: monoclinic.

Pronunciation

augelite

/ˈɔːɡəlʌɪt/ /ˈɔːdʒəlʌɪt/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. Apparently from Swedish augelith, with remodelling of the second element after -lite.