cordierite


cor·di·er·ite

noun \ˈkr-dē-ə-ˌrīt\

Definition of CORDIERITE

:  a blue mineral of vitreous luster and strong dichroism that consists of a silicate of aluminum, iron, and magnesium

Origin of CORDIERITE

French, from Pierre L. A. Cordier †1861 French geologist
First Known Use: circa 1814

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