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  • n. A greenish chloritic mineral common in certain igneous rocks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A greenish chloritic mineral common in certain igneous rocks, as diabase, as a result of alternation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In lithology, the name given by Vogelsang to certain minute greenish-colored scaly, filamentary, or granular bodies frequently seen in microscopic sections of more or less altered rocks, especially such as contain hornblende, augite, and olivin.

Etymologies

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Latin viridis green and -ite.

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