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chrysolite

[kris-uh-lahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. olivine.

Origin of chrysolite

1250–1300; Middle English < Latin chrȳsolithus < Greek chrȳsólithos, equivalent to chrȳso- chryso- + líthos stone; see -lite
Related formschrys·o·lit·ic [kris-uh-lit-ik] /ˌkrɪs əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for chrysolite

Historical Examples

  • Of stones, the topaz, amber, chrysolite and all yellow stones.

    The Influence of the Stars

    Rosa Baughan

  • Chrysolite is also used and garnet, tho the latter is too brittle for most service.

    Time Telling through the Ages

    Harry Chase Brearley

  • There are temples of chrysolite with domes of blue crystal, which imitate the firmament.

    The Tour

    Louis Couperus

  • September—Chrysolite—Freedom from evil passions and sadness of mind.

    Our Deportment</p>

    John H. Young

  • On its forehead was a chrysolite, and its breasts were smeared with myrrh and cinnamon.


British Dictionary definitions for chrysolite

chrysolite

noun
  1. another name for olivine
Derived Formschrysolitic (ˌkrɪsəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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