ilvaite

noun
il·​va·​ite | \ ˈilvəˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of ilvaite

: a silicate CaFe3Si2O8(OH) of iron and calcium and sometimes manganese related to epidote and occurring in black prismatic crystals and columnar masses (hardness 5.5–6, specific gravity 4.0)

History and Etymology for ilvaite

German ilvait, from Ilva (Elba), Italian island in the Mediterranean + German -it -ite

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“Ilvaite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ilvaite. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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