Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A basic arseniate of calcium and magnesium, of a grayish color, occurring in embedded grains and rarely in monoclinic crystals: found in Sweden.

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  • noun mineralogy A rare mineral, a calcium-magnesium arsenate, forming blue, green, yellow or grey orthorhombic crystals.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek άδηλος (adelos, "indistinct")

Examples

  • The Adams and Elting Company, Chicago, have a stain called adelite, in which banana oil appears to be the solvent.

    Handwork in Wood

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  • Blazing face: redhot. Too much John Barleycorn. Cure for a red nose. Drink like the devil till it turns adelite. A lot of money he spent colouring it.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 6

    January 1, 2007