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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Origin and Etymology of agalmatolite
New Latin agalmatolithus, from Greek agalmat-, agalma + New Latin -lithus -lite
First Known Use: 1801See Words from the same year
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