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Definition of olivine
Olivine Ol"i*vine, n. [Cf. F. olivine.] (Min.)
A common name of the yellowish green mineral chrysolite, esp.
the variety found in eruptive rocks.
olivineChrysolite Chrys"o*lite, n. [L. chrysolithos, Gr. ?; chryso`s
gold + ? stone: cf. F. chrysolithe.] (Min.)
A mineral, composed of silica, magnesia, and iron, of a
yellow to green color. It is common in certain volcanic
rocks; -- called also olivine and peridot. Sometimes used
as a gem. The name was also early used for yellow varieties
of tourmaline and topaz.
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