schorl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

German Schörl, probably from Swedish skör (brittle).

Noun[edit]

schorl (countable and uncountable, plural schorls)

  1. (mineralogy) The most common variety of tourmaline.

Further reading[edit]

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