Chab"a*site (?), Cab"a*zite (?), n. [Gr. one of twenty species of stones mentioned in the poem , ascribed to Orpheus.] Min.

A mineral occuring in glassy rhombohedral crystals, varying, in color from white to yellow or red. It is essentially a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also chabasie.

 

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