peristerite

[ puh-ris-tuh-rahyt ]
/ pəˈrɪs təˌraɪt /

noun

a whitish, iridescent variety of albite, used as a gem.

Nearby words

  1. perispore,
  2. perissodactyl,
  3. peristalith,
  4. peristalsis,
  5. peristaltic,
  6. peristole,
  7. peristome,
  8. peristyle,
  9. peristylium,
  10. peristéri

Origin of peristerite

1835–45; < Greek perister(á) pigeon, dove + -ite1

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