from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A translucent green chlorite mineral of micaceous structure; a hydrous silicate of alumina, magnesia, and iron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A translucent mineral of a green color and micaceous structure, belonging to the chlorite group; a hydrous silicate of alumina, magnesia, and iron; -- called also clinochlore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The commonest member of the chlorite family of minerals, occurring in monoclinic crystals with micaceous cleavage, also scaly and granular, usually of a deep-green color, rarely rose-red. It is a hydrous silicate of aluminium and magnesium. Also called clinochlore.


Ancient Greek fan + -lite. (Wiktionary)


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