epidote

noun

ep·​i·​dote ˈe-pə-ˌdōt How to pronounce epidote (audio)
: a yellowish-green mineral Ca2(Al,Fe)3Si3O12OH usually occurring in grains or columnar masses and sometimes used as a gemstone

Examples of epidote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Specifically, the multi-heavy mineral prospect consists of abrasives garne and epidote, and zircon, magnetite and gold. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Nov. 2019 That’s the iron silicate minerals epidote and chlorite. Peter Hessler, National Geographic, 25 July 2016

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Word History

Etymology

French épidote, from Greek epididonai to give in addition, from epi- + didonai to give — more at date

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epidote was in 1808

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“Epidote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epidote. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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