olivine

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Olivine

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From olive +‎ -in, later remodelled after -ine.

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olivine ‎(plural olivines)

  1. (mineralogy, geology) Any of a group of olive green magnesium-iron silicate minerals that crystallize in the orthorhombic system.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 51:
      The olivine crystals in most basalts are imperfect, lacking clear crystal faces.

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olivine f ‎(plural olivines)

  1. olivine

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olivine f

  1. plural of olivina