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. [1913 Webster]

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