Definition of ophite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōfīt/

Entry from US English dictionary


A green rock with spots or markings like a snake that can be either eruptive or metamorphic; serpentine.
Example sentences
  • The floor is made of chalcedony, alabaster, porphyry, ophite and simetite.


Mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek ophitēs 'serpentine stone', from ophis 'snake', + -ite1.

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Syllabification: oph·ite

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