indicolite

indicolite

[in-dik-uh-lahyt]
noun
Mineralogy. a dark-blue tourmaline, used as a gem.

Origin:
1800–10; < French; see indigo, -lite

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indicolite or indigolite (ˈɪndɪkəˌlaɪt)
 
n
a form of tourmaline ranging in colour from pale blue to blue-black
 
[C19: from Spanish indicoindigo + -lite]
 
indigolite or indigolite
 
n
 
[C19: from Spanish indicoindigo + -lite]

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