zoisite

noun

zois·​ite ˈzȯi-ˌsīt How to pronounce zoisite (audio)
: 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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 28 Feb. 2024.

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