chrysolite


chrysolite

chrysolite [kris-uh-lahyt] ExamplesWord Origin noun Mineralogy.

  1. olivine.

Origin of chrysolite 1250–1300; Middle English Latin chrȳsolithus Greek chrȳsólithos, equivalent to chrȳso- chryso- + líthos stone; see -lite Related formschrys·o·lit·ic [kris-uh-lit-ik] /ˌkrɪs əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective Examples from the Web for chrysolite Historical Examples of chrysolite

  • Of stones, the topaz, amber, chrysolite and all yellow stones.

    The Influence of the Stars

    Rosa Baughan

  • Chrysolite is also used and garnet, tho the latter is too brittle for most service.

    Time Telling through the Ages

    Harry Chase Brearley

  • There are temples of chrysolite with domes of blue crystal, which imitate the firmament.

    The Tour

    Louis Couperus

  • September—Chrysolite—Freedom from evil passions and sadness of mind.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young

  • On its forehead was a chrysolite, and its breasts were smeared with myrrh and cinnamon.

    A House of Pomegranates

    Oscar Wilde

  • British Dictionary definitions for chrysolite chrysolite noun

    1. another name for olivine

    Derived Formschrysolitic (ˌkrɪsəˈlɪtɪk), adjective

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