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- n. Any of a range of green, monoclinic pyroxene minerals found in eclogites and similar rocks; they are solid solutions of jadeite and diopside.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leek-green mineral related to pyroxene: it occurs in the garnet rock called eclogite. Also written omphazite.
From Ancient Greek ὄμφαξ (omphax, "unripe fruit, especially grapes") (Wiktionary)