noun zois·ite \ˈzi-ˌsīt\

Definition of ZOISITE

:  an orthorhombic mineral that consists of a basic silicate of calcium and aluminum and is related to epidote

Origin of ZOISITE

German Zoisit, from Sigismund Zois von Edelstein †1819 Slovene nobleman
First Known Use: circa 1805


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