chrysolite

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

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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

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First Known Use of chrysolite

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chrysolite

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)

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

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“Chrysolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrysolite. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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