from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See fluorite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Fluorite (symbol: F).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fluid state.
  • n. Menstrual flux; catamenia; menses.
  • n. See Fluorite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A liquid state.
  • n. Menstrual flux.
  • n. In mineralogy, fluor-spar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine


New Latin, mineral belonging to a group used as fluxes, from Latin, a flowing, from fluere, to flow; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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