Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An isometric-hexoctahedral mineral containing fluorine, potassium, and silicon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mineral containing silicon, fluorin, and potassium, obtained in isometric crystals from the aqueous solution of stalactitic concretions found at the erater of Vulcano, one of the Lipari Islands.

Etymologies

-ite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Jasper, hematite and hieratite stones were strongly recommended for unusual sanative virtues, but the sapphire excelled as a remedy for scorpion bites."

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing

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