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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tremolite a white or pale green mineral (calcium magnesium silicate) of the amphibole group used as a form of asbestos
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tremolite (Min) A white variety of amphibole, or hornblende, occurring in long, bladelike crystals, and coarsely fibrous masses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tremolite A variety of amphibole, having usually a white to gray color, and occurring in fibrous or columnar crystalline masses. It differs from other varieties of amphibole in containing little or no iron, being essentially a silicate of calcium and magnesium. Also called grammatite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tremolite trem′ō-līt one of the amphibole group of minerals, composed of silica, magnesia, and lime, occurring usually in long prisms, white or gray, vitreous, translucent to opaque, usually associated with crystalline schistose rocks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Tremola, a valley in the Alps, where it was discovered
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the Val Tremola in the Alps.


In literature:

The tremolite occurs in white crystals, about a quarter inch in width and from a half to three inches in length.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
Tremolite, in carbonate of lime.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft