from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The mineral vesuvianite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.) Same as
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- noun geology
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- noun a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Nepheline, leucite, idocrase, and meionite have not yet been seen at the peak of
Nepheline, leucite, idocrase, and meionite have not yet been seen at the peak of Teneriffe; for a reddish-grey lava, which we found on the slope of Monte Verde, and which contains small microscopic crystals, appears to me to be a close mixture of basalt and analcime.
Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1 Alexander von Humboldt 1814
Tr. [footnote] ** Of minerals purposely produced, we may mention idocrase and garnet (Mitscherlich, in Poggend.,
COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 Alexander von Humboldt 1814