chrysolite(redirected from chrysolitic)
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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
ol•i•vine(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.
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|Noun||1.||chrysolite - 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