[ dat-l-ahyt ]
/ ˈdæt lˌaɪt /
a mineral, calcium and boron silicate, CaB(SiO4)(OH), usually occurring in rock cavities in the form of colorless, prismatic crystals.
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Origin of datolite
OTHER WORDS FROM datolitedat·o·lit·ic [dat-l-it-ik], /ˌdæt lˈɪt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby datolite
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Example sentences from the Web for datolite
He uncovered a few more of the datolite crystals and put them in his pocket.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin
Certain pseudomorphs of chalcedony after datolite, from Haytor in Devonshire, have received the name of “haytorite.”
British Dictionary definitions for datolite
/ (ˈdeɪtəˌlaɪt) /
a colourless mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate of calcium and boron in monoclinic crystalline form, occurring in cavities in igneous rocks. Formula: CaBSiO 4 (OH)
Word Origin for datolite
C19: dato- from Greek dateisthai to divide + -lite
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