diopside

noun
di·op·side | \ dī-ˈäp-ˌsīd \

Definition of diopside 

: a green to white mineral that consists of pyroxene containing little or no aluminum

Other words from diopside

diopsidic \ˌdī-ˌäp-ˈsi-dik \ adjective

First Known Use of diopside

circa 1808, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diopside

French, from di- + Greek opsis appearance — more at optic

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The first known use of diopside was circa 1808

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