zoisite

noun
zois·​ite | \ˈzȯi-ˌsīt \

Definition of zoisite 

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

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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