from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A colorless variety of tourmalin found on the island of Elba.
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Red tourmaline is, however, sometimes called "_rubellite_," and white tourmaline has been called "_achroite_."
A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public Frank Bertram Wade
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