from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See celestite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mineral with orthorhombic crystals, SrSO4, colourless or white with blue and sometimes red shades.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Native strontium sulphate, a mineral so named from its occasional delicate blue color. It occurs crystallized, also in compact massive and fibrous forms.
- n. A monk of the austere branch of the Franciscan Order founded by Celestine V. in the 13th centry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An adherent of Pelagianism: so called from Cælestius, one of the early supporters of Pelagius.
- n. One of an order of Benedictine monks, now nearly extinct, so named when their founder became pope as Celestine V. in 1294.
- n. A member of an extinct order of Franciscan hermits.
- n. [lowercase] In mineralogy, same as celestite.
German Zölestin, from Latin caelestis, celestial; see celestial.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)