Agalmatolite
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 called {figure stone}, and {pagodite}. It is probably a variety of pinite. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Agalmatolite — Talc Talc Un bloc de talc. Général Synonymes C.I. 77718 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • agalmatolite — ag·al·mat·o·lite …   English syllables

  • agalmatolite — ˌagəlˈmad.əlˌīt, əˌgalˈ , ˌaˌgalˈ noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin agalmatolithus, from Greek agalmat , agalma + New Latin lithus lite : a soft compact stone of a grayish, greenish, or yellowish color, sometimes stained, carved into images or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • figure stone — noun : agalmatolite * * * figure stone, = agalmatolite. (Cf. ↑agalmatolite) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pagodite — Pa*go dite, n. (Min.) Agalmatolite; so called because sometimes carved by the Chinese into the form of pagodas. See {Agalmatolite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shoushan stone carvings — Shoushan (Chinese: 首山石; Pinyin: Shǒushān) stone carving is an art originating in Fujian Province(福建省 Fújiàn shěng)in Eastern China.The stones used in carving are also known as agalmatolite and are mined in the Shoushan village in northern Fujian …   Wikipedia

  • agalmatolithe — ⇒AGALMATOLITHE, subst. MINÉRAL. Variété de talc, généralement rose ou vert, appelé vulgairement pierre de lard utilisé en Chine pour la fabrication de statuettes et de magots : • 1. Agalmatolithe, minéral (...) translucide, d un aspect mat, blanc …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pa|go|dite — «puh GOH dyt», noun. = agalmatolite. (Cf. ↑agalmatolite) …   Useful english dictionary

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