Dipyre Di*pyre", n. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice fire.] (Min.) A mineral of the scapolite group; -- so called from the double effect of fire upon it, in fusing it, and rendering it phosphorescent. [1913 Webster]

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  • dipyre — di·pyre …   English syllables

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