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[Middle English crisolite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin crīsolitus, from Latin chrȳsolithus, from Greek khrūsolithos, topaz : khrūso-, chryso- + lithos, stone.]


(Minerals) another name for olivine
chrysolitic adj


(ˈɒl əˌvin, ˌɒl əˈvin)

any of a group of magnesium iron silicates, (Mg,Fe)2SiO4, occurring in olive-green to gray-green masses as an important constituent of basic igneous rocks. Also called chrysolite.
[1785–95; < German Olivin=Olive olive + -in -ine2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chrysolite - a brown or yellow-green olivine found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstonechrysolite - a brown or yellow-green olivine found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone
olivine - a mineral consisting of magnesium iron silicate; a source of magnesium
peridot - a pale green variety of chrysolite; used as a gemstone
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
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The place he found beyond expression bright, Compar'd with aught on Earth, Medal or Stone; Not all parts like, but all alike informd Which radiant light, as glowing Iron with fire; If mettal, part seemd Gold, part Silver cleer; If stone, Carbuncle most or Chrysolite, Rubie or Topaz, to the Twelve that shon In AARONS Brest-plate, and a stone besides Imagind rather oft then elsewhere seen, That stone, or like to that which here below Philosophers in vain so long have sought, In vain, though by thir powerful Art they binde Volatil HERMES, and call up unbound In various shapes old PROTEUS from the Sea, Draind through a Limbec to his Native forme.
In Lodge's strange romance A Margarite of America, it was stated that in the chamber of the queen one could behold "all the chaste ladies of the world, inchased out of silver, looking through fair mirrours of chrysolites, carbuncles, sapphires, and greene emeraults.
It will be a story about different gold plated jewels--ruby topaz, emerald, garnet, sapphire, nephrite, opal, jet, amethyst, chrysolite, onyx, and beryl--and the memories, warmth, breath, and spirit that lies within them.
Breaking slowly in the 1m1f contest, Solar Deity struggled on the deep surface as Japanese raider Chrysolite scored by six lengths from compatriot Kurino Star O.
A green gemstone, chrysolite bore specific associations with female chastity, according to early modern lapidaries and Francis Meres' Palladis Tamia, Wits Treasury (1598).
No significant pathological response was observed at any time point, only a light macrophage accumulation was noted in response to the high chrysolite fibers exposure levels.
He argues that interpreters of The Quran said that mountains of Kaf are composed of green chrysolite, and the Prophet said that the green colour of the sky is a reflection of the green colour of these mountains.
On the Chrysolite, which made voyages to Lyttelton in 1861 and 1863, there was a large Normandy fresh water distilling apparatus which could produce 500 gallons of fresh water from the sea every 24 hours.
The main minerals in the pillow-lava are olivine (varies between chrysolite to hyalosiderite), Ti-augite, plagioclase (variable from bytownite to oligoclase) and minoritary biotite, Ti-hornblende, apatite and Fe-Ti oxides (Puga et al.
There is a ban on crocidolite or blue asbestos and amosite or brown asbestos while the use of chrysolite or white asbestos is not banned and permitted in high density products as fire proofing, clothing, roofing felts or related products, asbestos cement roofing and flat sheet, friction materials, high temperature textile products etc.
Adopted in January 2000, the CCO strictly prohibits the use of amosite (brown) and crocidolite (blue) asbestos fibers and of products containing these fibers, but permits the use of chrysolite (white) asbestos fibers in high density products.