Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse massive variety of nephelite, of a waxy, greasy luster, and presenting various shades of green, gray, and red. The predominance of soda in its composition renders its alteration a frequent source of zeolites, as thomsonite. Also
- n. mineralogy A variety of hephelite, usually massive and of a greasy lustre and grey to reddish colour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) A variety of hephelite, usually massive, of greasy luster, and gray to reddish color.
- Ancient Greek olive oil, oil + -lite. (Wiktionary)
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