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hyalite

[hahy-uh-lahyt] /ˈhaɪ əˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a colorless variety of opal, sometimes transparent like glass, and sometimes whitish and translucent.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; hyal- + -ite1
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  • In the wide parts of the veinlets, late hyalite and uranium-bearing aragonite are present.
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hyalite

/ˈhaɪəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a clear and colourless variety of opal in globular form
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