al·​a·​lite | \ ˈa-lə-ˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of alalite

: a light-green variety of diopside from the Ala valley

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First Known Use of alalite

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alalite

French, from Ala, town & valley in northwestern Italy + French -lite

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“Alalite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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