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olivine

noun ol·iv·ine \ˈä-lə-ˌvēn\

Definition of OLIVINE

:  a usually greenish mineral that is a complex silicate of magnesium and iron used especially in refractories — compare peridot
ol·iv·in·ic \ˌä-lə-ˈvi-nik\ or ol·iv·in·it·ic \-və-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin of OLIVINE

German Olivin, from Latin oliva
First Known Use: 1794

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