Chrys"o*lite (?), n. [L. chrysolithos, Gr. ; 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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