Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name given to the mineral which the Chinese carve into figures of pagodas, images of idols, and ornaments.

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

  • noun (Min.) Agalmatolite; -- so called because sometimes carved by the Chinese into the form of pagodas. See agalmatolite.

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

  • noun dated, mineralogy agalmatolite

Etymologies

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pagoda +‎ -ite, because sometimes carved by the Chinese into the form of pagodas.

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