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chrysolite

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noun chrys·o·lite \ˈkri-sə-ˌlīt\

Definition of chrysolite

  1. :  olivine



Origin and Etymology of chrysolite

Middle English crisolite, from Anglo-French, from Latin chrysolithos, from Greek, from chrys- + -lithos -lite


First Known Use: 13th century


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