noun di·op·side \dī-ˈäp-ˌsīd\

Definition of DIOPSIDE

:  a green to white mineral that consists of pyroxene containing little or no aluminum
di·op·sid·ic \ˌdī-ˌäp-ˈsi-dik\ adjective

Origin of DIOPSIDE

French, from di- + Greek opsis appearance — more at optic
First Known Use: circa 1808


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