Iolite
Iolite I"o*lite ([imac]"[-o]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. 'i`on a violet + -lite.] (Min.) A silicate of alumina, iron, and magnesia, having a bright blue color and vitreous luster; cordierite. It is remarkable for its dichroism, and is also called {dichroite}. A variety called {Caribbean iolite} has a lighter blue color. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • iolite — [ī′ə līt΄] n. [altered (infl. by LITE) < Ger iolith < Gr ion, violet + lithos, stone] CORDIERITE …   English World dictionary

  • Iolite — Cordiérite Cordiérite Catégorie IX : silicates Cordiérite Généra …   Wikipédia en Français

  • iolite — /uy euh luyt /, n. Mineral. cordierite. [1750 60; < Gk ío(n) the violet + LITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • iolite — noun A name for the clear variety of cordierite. Syn: cordierite, dichroite …   Wiktionary

  • iolite — io·lite …   English syllables

  • iolite — /ˈaɪəlaɪt/ (say uyuhluyt) noun → cordierite. {io (from Greek ion violet) + lite} …   Australian English dictionary

  • iolite — ˈīəˌlīt noun ( s) Etymology: German iolith, from io (from Greek ion violet) + lith lite, lith more at violet : cor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caribbean iolite — Iolite I o*lite ([imac] [ o]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. i on a violet + lite.] (Min.) A silicate of alumina, iron, and magnesia, having a bright blue color and vitreous luster; cordierite. It is remarkable for its dichroism, and is also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dichroite — Iolite I o*lite ([imac] [ o]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. i on a violet + lite.] (Min.) A silicate of alumina, iron, and magnesia, having a bright blue color and vitreous luster; cordierite. It is remarkable for its dichroism, and is also called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cordierite — from Italy General Category Silicate mineral Chemical formula …   Wikipedia

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