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smaragdite

[smuh-rag-dahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. a green, foliated member of the amphibole group.

Origin of smaragdite

1795–1805; < French < Greek smáragd(os) smaragd + French -ite -ite1
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Historical Examples

  • With omphacite and smaragdite, garnet forms the peculiar rock called eclogite.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4

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  • Eclogite, ek′loj-īt, n. a crystalline rock, composed of smaragdite and red garnet.


British Dictionary definitions for smaragdite

smaragdite

noun
  1. a green fibrous amphibole mineral
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