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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A variety of amphibole occurring in minute crystals of light yellow color and feeble pieochroism. It is found in cavities of a volcanic rock near Xiphonia, an ancient city of Sicily.

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  • noun mineralogy, obsolete A scoriaceous amphibole with yellow crystals.

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Coined by Dr Gaetano Platania.

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