Definition of rhodolite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrōdlˌīt/

Entry from US English dictionary


A pale violet or red variety of garnet, used as a gemstone.
Example sentences
  • Somewhat surprisingly, tiny crystals were found with rhodolite garnet and corundum during alluvial gem mining in streams draining Mason Mountain, Macon County, North Carolina.
  • The main uses of garnets are for abrasives and grinding materials; they also provide semi-precious gemstones such as rhodolite, demantoid, and grossular.
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