ag·​al·​mat·​o·​lite | \ ˌa-gəl-ˈma-tə-ˌlīt, ə-ˌgal-, ˌa-ˌgal- \
plural -s

Definition of agalmatolite

: a soft compact stone of a grayish, greenish, or yellowish color, sometimes stained, carved into images or miniature pagodas by the Chinese

called also figure stone, pagodite

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First Known Use of agalmatolite

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agalmatolite

New Latin agalmatolithus, from Greek agalmat-, agalma + New Latin -lithus -lite

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“Agalmatolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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