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Ancient Greek εὐ- (eu-, well) +‎ φῶς (phôs, light). So called because of its pleasing combination of white and green.


euphotide (plural euphotides)

  1. (mineralogy) A rock occurring in the Alps, consisting of saussurite and smaragdite.


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for euphotide in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)