Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rare mineral, a silicate of iron, zinc, manganese, and glucinum, containing about 6 per cent. of sulphur, found in eastern Massachusetts, in grains and isometric crystals in granite.

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

  • noun (Min.) A mineral occuring in octahedral crystals, also massive, of a reddish color. It is a silicate of iron, zinc manganese, and glucinum, containing sulphur.

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  • noun mineralogy An isometric-hextetrahedral mineral containing beryllium, iron, oxygen, silicon, and sulfur.

Etymologies

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Dana +‎ -lite, after James Dwight Dana.

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