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Smaragdite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Smaragdite (Min) A green foliated kind of amphibole, observed in eclogite and some varietis of gabbro.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n smaragdite An emerald-green mineral, thin-foliated to fibrous in structure, belonging to the amphibole or hornblende group: it is found in certain rocks, as the euphotide of the Alps. It often resembles diallage (hence called green diallage), and may be in part derived from it by paramorphism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Smaragdite a peculiar variety of Amphibole, light grass-green in colour, with a foliated, lamellar or fibrous structure—occurring as a constituent of the rock called Eklogite
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. smaragdite,; -- so called from its emerald-green color. See Smaragd
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. smaragdinus—smaragdus—Gr. smaragdos, the emerald.

Usage

In literature:

With omphacite and smaragdite, garnet forms the peculiar rock called eclogite.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
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