chrys·​o·​lite ˈkri-sə-ˌlīt How to pronounce chrysolite (audio)

Examples of chrysolite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Olivine is the term for a family of volcanic rocks that includes the gemstone form known as peridot or chrysolite. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 11 June 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'chrysolite.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


Middle English crisolite "a yellowish gemstone, as topaz," borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin chrȳsolithos, borrowed from Greek chrȳsólithos, from chrȳso- chryso- + líthos "stone" (of obscure origin)

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chrysolite was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near chrysolite

Cite this Entry

“Chrysolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on chrysolite

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!