Definitions

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

  • n. See cordierite.

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  • n. Iolite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Iolite; -- so called from its presenting two different colors when viewed in two different directions. See iolite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Iolite (which see): so called from its variation in color.

Etymologies

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

dichro(ic) + -ite1.

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See dichroism. So called because it presents two different colours when viewed in two different directions.

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