- 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.
Origin of margarite
Examples from the Web for margarite
These, at any rate, were Margarite's orders, duly communicated to him by Ojeda; but Margarite will have none of them.Christopher Columbus, Complete|Filson Young
He had in all this trial experienced the results of the intrigues of Margarite and Father Boyle.
Yet he believed that what was told pertained to men of Margarite, not to that cavalier himself.1492|Mary Johnston
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
After spending some time in this new discovery, he sailed back to Trinidad, discovering the island of Margarite by the way.
British Dictionary definitions for margarite
Word Origin for margarite
Word Origin and History 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.).