from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A white to gray mineral, essentially CaSiO3, found in metamorphic rocks and used in ceramics, paints, plastics, and cements.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A mineral occurring in tabular crystals (hence called
tabular spar), also massive, cleavable, with fibrous structure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.) A silicate of lime of a white to gray, red, or yellow color, occurring generally in cleavable masses, rarely in tabular crystals; tabular spar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun mineralogy A grey
inosilicate mineral, mostly calcium silicate, Ca Si O3, found deposited in limestone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a white or greyish mineral typically found in metamorphic limestone; a silicate of calcium
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After William Hyde Wollaston.]
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Wollaston + -ite, after William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist.
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