noun Etymology: Middle English crisolite, from Anglo-French, from Latin chrysolithos, from Greek, from chrys- + -lithos -lite Date: 13th century olivine

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chrysolite — may refer to: Chrysoberyl Olivine Peridot A steamer based in Penzance, lost in 1918 Not to be confused with chrysotile, another name for white asbestos. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • chrysolite — CHRYSOLITE. s. fém. Pierre précieuse d un jaune d or mêlé d une légère teinte de vert …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • chrysolite — CHRYSOLITE. s. f. Pierre precieuse transparente, de couleur d or …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • chrysolite — [kris′ə līt΄] n. [ME crisolite < OFr < L chrysolithos < Gr chrysolithos, topaz: see CHRYSO & LITE] 1. a yellowish green gem derived chiefly from varieties of olivine 2. a yellowish green, reddish, or brownish variety of olivine …   English World dictionary

  • Chrysolite — Péridot La chrysolite, ou chrysolithe, est un terme de minéralogie désuet désignant : le péridot sous le terme de chrysolite des volcans [1], la prehnite sous le terme de chrysolite du Cap (Sage …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chrysolite — chrysolithe [ krizɔlit ] n. f. VAR. chrysolite • 1598; crisolite 1121; lat. chrysolithus, du gr.; cf. chryso et lithe ♦ Vx Pierre précieuse de teinte dorée (péridot). ● chrysolite nom féminin Variété de péridot vert clair, pouvant donner des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chrysolite — noun /ˈkɹɪsəlʌɪt/ Originally, any of various green coloured gems; later specifically olivine. Fran. Rueus [...] say as much of the chrysolite, a friend of wisdome, an enemy to folly …   Wiktionary

  • chrysolite — chrizolitas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Skaidri olivino atmaina, mineralas. formulė (Mg,Fe)₂[SiO₄] atitikmenys: angl. chrysolite rus. хризолит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • chrysolite — chrysolitic /kris euh lit ik/, adj. /kris euh luyt /, n. Mineral. olivine. [1250 1300; ME < L chrysolithus < Gk chrysólithos, equiv. to chryso CHRYSO + líthos stone; see LITE] * * * …   Universalium

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