- a gray, pink, or yellow mica, occurring in brittle monoclinic crystals.
- an aggregate of small, rudimentary crystals resembling minute globules in a row: found in glassy volcanic rocks.
- Obsolete. a pearl.
Origin of margarite
Examples from the Web for margarite
Historical Examples of margarite
Margarite did the honors in a state of dazed incomprehension.Just Patty
Margarite receives the letter and reads it with a contemptuous laugh.Christopher Columbus, Complete
Yet he believed that what was told pertained to men of Margarite, not to that cavalier himself.1492
They gave us many little bags of margarite and pulverized galena, with which they rub the face.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
In default of these, all the daughters together, Margarite and Charlotte Stiles, or their issue.A Short History of Women's Rights
Eugene A. Hecker
- a pink pearly micaceous mineral consisting of hydrated calcium aluminium silicate. Formula: CaAl 4 Si 2 O 10 (OH) 2
- an aggregate of minute beadlike masses occurring in some glassy igneous rocks
Word Origin for margarite
"a pearl," late Old English, from Late Latin margarita (see Margaret). Figuratively, "that which is precious or excellent, a priceless quality or attribute;" also used as an epithet for Christ, Mary, etc., late 13c. Also margerie (mid-14c.).