schorl

[ shawrl ]
/ ʃɔrl /
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noun

Mineralogy. a black tourmaline.

Origin of schorl

First recorded in 1755–65, schorl is from the German word Schörl
Also called schorl·ite [shawr-lahyt] /ˈʃɔr laɪt/.
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schorl

/ (ʃɔːl) /

noun

a black tourmaline consisting of a borosilicate of sodium, iron, and aluminium. Formula: NaFe 3 B 3 Al 3 (Al 3 Si 6 O 27)(OH) 4
Derived Formsschorlaceous, adjective

Word Origin for schorl

C18: from German Schörl, origin unknown
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