iolite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἴον (íon, violet) +‎ -lite.

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Noun[edit]

iolite (countable and uncountable, plural iolites)

  1. (gemology) The clear variety of cordierite.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Iolite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • iolite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016