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chrysolite

[ kris-uh-lahyt ]

noun

, Mineralogy.


chrysolite

/ ˈkrɪsəˌlaɪt; ˌkrɪsəˈlɪtɪk /

noun

  1. another name for olivine


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Derived Forms

  • chrysolitic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • chrys·o·lit·ic [kris-, uh, -, lit, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chrysolite1

1250–1300; Middle English < Latin chrȳsolithus < Greek chrȳsólithos, equivalent to chrȳso- chryso- + líthos stone; -lite

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Example Sentences

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

In ancient times the chrysolite ranked next to the diamond among precious stones.

Many writers, for instance, have called the gold and chrysolite of the Holy City a vulgar lump of jewellery.

The topaz and chrysolite were reported to lose their brilliancy when placed in liquid that contains poison.

Chrysolite (peridot, or olivine) was regarded in Shakespeare's time and earlier as of exceptional rarity.

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