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chrysolite

[kris-uh-lahyt] /ˈkrɪs əˌlaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
Origin of chrysolite
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Latin chrȳsolithus < Greek chrȳsólithos, equivalent to chrȳso- chryso- + líthos stone; see -lite
Related forms
chrysolitic
[kris-uh-lit-ik] /ˌkrɪs əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Historical Examples
  • chrysolite (peridot, or olivine) was regarded in Shakespeare's time and earlier as of exceptional rarity.

    Shakespeare and Precious Stones George Frederick Kunz
  • There are temples of chrysolite with domes of blue crystal, which imitate the firmament.

    The Tour Louis Couperus
  • The first of the fourth row was a chrysolite, the next was an onyx, and then a beryl, which was the last of all.

    The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
  • Is not the chrysolite, the symbol of wisdom, a very exact image of the Sedes Sapientiae?

    The Cathedral Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • Many writers, for instance, have called the gold and chrysolite of the Holy City a vulgar lump of jewellery.

  • The emerald, chrysolite, and garnet, are almost instantly melted into an opake and coloured glass.

    Elements of Chemistry, Antoine Lavoisier
  • On its forehead was a chrysolite, and its breasts were smeared with myrrh and cinnamon.

  • It was the one ring Barbara had worn as a girl, a chrysolite set plainly in a band of gold.

    Paul Kelver Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome
  • The topaz and chrysolite were reported to lose their brilliancy when placed in liquid that contains poison.

    The Heritage of Dress Wilfred Mark Webb
  • Certain stones, notably the peridot (or chrysolite) and the hessonite (or cinnamon stone), have an oily luster.

British Dictionary definitions for chrysolite

chrysolite

/ˈkrɪsəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
another name for olivine
Derived Forms
chrysolitic (ˌkrɪsəˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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