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- n. See vesuvianite.
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- n. vesuvianite
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as vesuvianite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mineral vesuvianite.
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- n. a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
Nepheline, leucite, idocrase, and meionite have not yet been seen at the peak of
Nepheline, leucite, idocrase, and meionite have not yet been seen at the peak of Teneriffe; for a reddish-grey lava, which we found on the slope of Monte Verde, and which contains small microscopic crystals, appears to me to be a close mixture of basalt and analcime.
Tr. [footnote] ** Of minerals purposely produced, we may mention idocrase and garnet (Mitscherlich, in Poggend.,