a white-to-brown or red zeolite mineral, a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum, occurring in sheaflike aggregates of crystals and in radiated masses.

Origin of stilbite

1805–15; < Greek stilb- (stem of stílbein to shine) + -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a white or yellow zeolite mineral consisting of hydrated calcium sodium aluminium silicate, often in the form of sheaves of monoclinic crystals. Formula: (Na 2 Ca)Al 2 Si 7 O 18 .7H 2 O

Word Origin for stilbite

C19: from Greek stilbos glittering (from stilbein to shine) + -ite 1
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