olivine

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noun ol·iv·ine \ˈä-lə-ˌvēn\

Definition of olivine

  1. :  a usually greenish mineral that is a complex silicate of magnesium and iron used especially in refractories — compare peridot

olivinic

play \ˌä-lə-ˈvi-nik\ or

olivinitic

play \ˌä-lə-və-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of olivine

German Olivin, from Latin oliva


First Known Use: 1794


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