plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agalmatolite was in 1801

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“Agalmatolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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