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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)


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