Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Tourmaline, especially black tourmaline.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A term used by early mineralogists to embrace a large group of crystallized minerals: later limited to common black tourmalin.

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

  • noun (Min.) Black tourmaline.

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

  • noun mineralogy The most common variety of tourmaline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun black tourmaline

Etymologies

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

[German Schörl.]

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  • See tourmaline.

    June 18, 2010