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chrysolite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chrysolite  \Chrys"o*lite\,  n.  [L.  chrysolithos  Gr  ?;  chryso`s 
  gold  +  ?  stone:  cf  F.  chrysolithe.]  (Min.) 
  A  mineral,  composed  of  silica,  magnesia,  and  iron,  of  a 
  yellow  to  green  color.  It  is  common  in  certain  volcanic 
  rocks;  --  called  also  {olivine}  and  {peridot}.  Sometimes  used 
  as  a  gem.  The  name  was  also  early  used  for  yellow  varieties 
  of  tourmaline  and  topaz. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chrysolite 
  n  :  a  brown  or  yellow-green  olivine  found  in  igneous  and 
  metamorphic  rocks  and  used  as  a  gemstone 




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