The emerald rainstorm contains a bright green mineral of a class called olivine—also known as peridot to us Earth-dwellers.
Chrysolite (peridot, or olivine) was regarded in Shakespeare's time and earlier as of exceptional rarity.
Certain stones, notably the peridot (or chrysolite) and the hessonite (or cinnamon stone), have an oily luster.
Some fine gems of peridot, garnet and turquoise have been found.
True olivine (the peridot or the chrysolite of the trade) is of a fine leaf-green or bottle-green shade in the peridot.
I examined the basaltic rock on several spots, and found that it contained numerous crystals of peridot.
The name is unfortunate as it is identical with the true name of the mineral which gives us peridot.
peridot, and the brighter olivine or chrysolite, while of the same mineral species, do not seem to occur together.
Both these mountains are composed of basalt, containing numerous crystals of peridot.
type of gemstone, mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French peritot (early 13c., Modern French péridot), of unknown origin.