Leucite

Leu"cite

(l"st), n. [Gr. leyko`s white: cf. F. leucite.]
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1. (Min.) A mineral having a glassy fracture, occurring in translucent trapezohedral crystals. It is a silicate of alumina and potash KAlSi2O6. It is found in the volcanic rocks of Italy, especially at Vesuvius.
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2. (Bot.) A leucoplast.
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