Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A massive green vesuvianite.

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  • n. A green vesuvianite found in California, resembling jade and used as a gemstone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compact, massive variety of vesuvianite, of an olive-green to grass-green color, resembling some kinds of jade. It is found in California and has been used as an ornamental stone.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After California (where it is found).

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California +‎ -ite

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