schorl

[ shawrl ]
/ ʃɔrl /

noun

Mineralogy. a black tourmaline.

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Also called schorl·ite [shawr-lahyt]. /ˈʃɔr laɪt/.

Origin of schorl

First recorded in 1755–65, schorl is from the German word Schörl
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British Dictionary definitions for schorl

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 forms of schorl

schorlaceous, adjective

Word Origin for schorl

C18: from German Schörl, origin unknown
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