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iolite

[ ahy-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈaɪ əˌlaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
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Origin of iolite

1750–60; <Greek ío(n) the violet + -lite
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British Dictionary definitions for iolite

iolite
/ (ˈaɪəˌlaɪt) /

noun
another name for cordierite

Word Origin for iolite

C19: from Greek ion a violet + -lite
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