Pagodite
Pagodite Pa*go"dite, n. (Min.) Agalmatolite; -- so called because sometimes carved by the Chinese into the form of pagodas. See {Agalmatolite}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pagodite — ⇒PAGODITE, subst. fém. MINÉR. Stéatite rose ou verte appelée aussi pierre de lard utilisée par les Chinois pour la confection des magots ou pagodes. Synon. agalmatolithe. C est à la stéatite que doivent être rapportées une partie des substances… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pagodite — is the name of the stone used by the Chinese for carving pagodas and similar objects. Usually soft and sometimes soapy, it can be a greyish green or greyish yellow colour. The name is probably applied to any stone used for this purpose and not… …   Wikipedia

  • pagodite — Agalmatolite Ag al*mat o*lite ([a^]g [a^]l*m[a^]t [ o]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. a galma, a galmatos, image, statue + lite: cf. F. agalmatolithe.] (Min.) A soft, compact stone, of a grayish, greenish, or yellowish color, carved into images by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pagodite — ˈpagəˌdīt, pəˈgōˌdīt noun or pagoda stone ( s) Etymology: French pagodite, from pagode pagoda (from Portuguese) + ite; so called from its use for carving miniature pagodas …   Useful english dictionary

  • pagodite — (pa go di t ) s. f. Autrement dite pierre à magots (voy. pierre n° 4, (pierre de lard)) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • pagodite — n. Agalmatolite, figurestone, lardite …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pagodite — pag·o·dite …   English syllables

  • Agalmatolite — Ag al*mat o*lite ([a^]g [a^]l*m[a^]t [ o]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. a galma, a galmatos, image, statue + lite: cf. F. agalmatolithe.] (Min.) A soft, compact stone, of a grayish, greenish, or yellowish color, carved into images by the Chinese, and hence… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • figure stone — Agalmatolite Ag al*mat o*lite ([a^]g [a^]l*m[a^]t [ o]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. a galma, a galmatos, image, statue + lite: cf. F. agalmatolithe.] (Min.) A soft, compact stone, of a grayish, greenish, or yellowish color, carved into images by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pyrophyllite — is a phyllosilicate mineral species belonging to the clay family and composed of aluminium silicate hydroxide: AlSi2O5OH. It occurs in two more or less distinct varieties, namely, as crystalline folia and as compact masses; distinct crystals are… …   Wikipedia

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