Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The name of a group of minerals, most of which have a grass-green to olive-green color, and a micaceous structure.
  • noun In chem., a salt of chlorous acid. The chlorites are remarkable for their strong bleaching and oxidizing properties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) Any salt of chlorous acid.
  • noun (Min.) The name of a group of minerals, usually of a green color and micaceous to granular in structure. They are hydrous silicates of alumina, iron, and magnesia.
  • noun a schistose or slaty rock consisting of alumina, iron, and magnesia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy A dark green mineral resembling serpentine, being a mixed silicate of magnesium, iron and aluminium.
  • noun chemistry Any salt of chlorous acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a generally green or black mineral; it occurs as a constituent of many rocks typically in the form of a flat crystal

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek χλωρῖτις.

Examples

  • Basically, a process called metamorphism caused the basalts in Shenandoah to recrystallize with new minerals, such as chlorite, epidote, and albite, which help give the rocks their greenish hue.

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  • Some of the elaborately carved chlorite vessels from Jiroft are inlaid with semiprecious stones.

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  • The false cenotaph in the public upper chamber was in white marble, the color of freshly drawn milk, inlaid profusely with stylized flowers in tiers—a lapis lazuli blue, a jasper red, a bloodstone black, an agate and sard brown, a carnelian orange, a chlorite and jade green, and a yellow limestone.

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  • The false cenotaph in the public upper chamber was in white marble, the color of freshly drawn milk, inlaid profusely with stylized flowers in tiers—a lapis lazuli blue, a jasper red, a bloodstone black, an agate and sard brown, a carnelian orange, a chlorite and jade green, and a yellow limestone.

    Shadow Princess

  • The false cenotaph in the public upper chamber was in white marble, the color of freshly drawn milk, inlaid profusely with stylized flowers in tiers—a lapis lazuli blue, a jasper red, a bloodstone black, an agate and sard brown, a carnelian orange, a chlorite and jade green, and a yellow limestone.

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  • Sodium chlorite (NaClO2) isn't chlorine dioxide (ClO2) by Michael Lusk on Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 6: 11: 26 PM

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  • Make sure they contain chlorine dioxide, zinc ion or sodium chlorite.

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  • We also discovered bones, stone tools, pieces of carbonized wood, and a bead made of chlorite.

    Picture 121 « Field Notes 2008 « Interactive Dig Crete – Zominthos Project

  • Visitors may recognize other hallmark Minoan artifacts in the show: clay tablets inscribed with the still-undeciphered Linear A writing, a bull's head rhyton carved from chlorite with gilded horns, and the "Chieftain's Cup," a carved steatite conical cup with processional scene (see photo gallery).

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  • We also discovered bones, stone tools, pieces of carbonized wood, and a bead made of chlorite.

    Picture 142 « Field Notes 2008 « Interactive Dig Crete – Zominthos Project

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