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(of minerals) displaying a brilliant play of colours, as that shown by some forms of labradorite


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  • Labradorite

    [lab-ruh-daw-rahyt, lab-ruh-dawr-ahyt] /ˈlæb rə dɔˌraɪt, ˌlæb rəˈdɔr aɪt/ noun 1. a feldspar mineral of the plagioclase group, often characterized by a brilliant change of colors, with blue and green most common. /ˌlæbrəˈdɔːraɪt/ noun 1. a blue, green, or reddish-brown feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series: used as a decorative stone. Formula: CaAl2Si2O8.NaAlSi3O8 labradorite (lāb’rə-dôr’īt’, -dô-rīt’) […]

  • Labrador-retriever

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  • Labrador-tea

    noun 1. a North American bog shrub, Ledum groenlandicum, of the heath family, having evergreen leaves and rounded clusters of white flowers. noun 1. either of two arctic evergreen ericaceous shrubs, Ledum groenlandicum or L. palustre var. decumbens 2. (in Canada) an infusion brewed from the leaves of either of these plants

  • Labret

    [ley-bret] /ˈleɪ brɛt/ noun 1. an ornament worn in a pierced hole in the lip. /ˈleɪbrɛt/ noun 1. a piece of bone, shell, etc; inserted into the lip as an ornament by certain peoples n. ornament inserted into a lip, 1843 (first reference is to Eskimo men), from Latin labrum “lip” (see labrum) + -et, […]

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