from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A basic sulphate of lead occurring in greenish-white or pale-yellow monoclinic crystals at Leadhills in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A mineral consisting of sulphate of lead, occurring either massive or in long slender prisms, of a greenish white or gray color.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy A mineral form of lead sulfate with the chemical formula Pb2(SO4)O, an oxidation product of galena, whose acicular monoclinic prismatic crystals are white or light green.


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Lanarkshire, where it was discovered, and -ite.


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