indicolite

[ in-dik-uh-lahyt ]
/ ɪnˈdɪk əˌlaɪt /

noun

Mineralogy. a dark-blue tourmaline, used as a gem.

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Origin of indicolite

From French, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at indigo, -lite
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British Dictionary definitions for indicolite

indicolite

indigolite

/ (ˈɪndɪkəˌlaɪt) /

noun

a form of tourmaline ranging in colour from pale blue to blue-black

Word Origin for indicolite

C19: from Spanish indico indigo + -lite
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