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Definition of "chrysolite" []

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chrysolite" in a sentence
  • "The term chrysolite is also sometimes incorrectly used for the greenish-yellow chrysoberyl."
  • "Such stones are, however, sometimes incorrectly called "_chrysolite_" by the trade, and this practice should be corrected, as the term chrysolite applies correctly only to the mineral _olivine_ which gives us the"
  • "These mountains were supposed to go round the earth like a ring; they were thousands of miles in height, and they were made of the precious stone called chrysolite, which is of a green colour, and this colour, so the Persian poets say, is reflected in the green which we sometimes see in the sky at sunset."