from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mineral silicate of iron and magnesium, principally (Mg, Fe)2SiO4, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a structural material in refractories and in cements. Also called chrysolite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a group of olive green magnesium-iron silicate minerals that crystallize in the orthorhombic system.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A common name of the yellowish green mineral chrysolite, esp. the variety found in eruptive rocks. It is a silicate of magnesium and iron ((Mg,Fe)SiO4).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mineral consisting of magnesium iron silicate; a source of magnesium
olive (from its color) + -ine1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From olive + -in, later remodelled after -ine. (Wiktionary)