Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

crocidolite

[kroh-sid-l-ahyt] /kroʊˈsɪd lˌaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy.
1.
a bluish, asbestine variety of riebeckite.
Also called blue asbestos.
Origin of crocidolite
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek krokid- (stem of krokís) nap, wool + -o- + -lite
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for crocidolite
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for crocidolite

crocidolite

/krəʊˈsɪdəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a blue fibrous amphibole mineral consisting of sodium iron silicate: a variety of asbestos used in cement products and pressure piping
Word Origin
C19: from Greek krokis nap on woollen cloth + -lite
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for crocidolite

Word Value for crocidolite

0
19
Scrabble Words With Friends