Antholite An"tho*lite, n. [Gr. 'a`nqos flower + -lite.] (Paleon.) A fossil plant, like a petrified flower. [1913 Webster]

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  • antholite — (ˈænθəlaɪt) [mod. f. Gr. ἄνθο ς flower + λίθος stone.] 1. Geol. A name given by Brongniart to certain fossil plants having a resemblance to flowers, found in the Coal Measures; in mod.L. Antholites. in Craig. 2. Min. A variety of the mineral… …   Useful english dictionary

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