zoisite

noun
zois·​ite | \ ˈzȯi-ˌsīt How to pronounce zoisite (audio) \

Definition of zoisite

: an orthorhombic mineral that consists of a basic silicate of calcium and aluminum and is related to epidote

Examples of zoisite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Incredibly rare stones are used in these collections, like the zoisite and the Melo Melo pearl. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of zoisite

circa 1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zoisite

German Zoisit, from Sigismund Zois von Edelstein †1819 Slovene nobleman

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The first known use of zoisite was circa 1805

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“Zoisite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoisite. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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