American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See vesuvianite.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mineral vesuvianite.
- n. geology vesuvianite
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) Same as vesuvianite.
- n. a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
- French : Greek eidos, form; see weid- in Indo-European roots + krāsis, mixture; see idiosyncrasy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.”
“Tr. [footnote] ** Of minerals purposely produced, we may mention idocrase and garnet (Mitscherlich, in Poggend.,”
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