Definition of hyalite in English:


Syllabification: hy·a·lite
Pronunciation: /ˈhīəˌlīt


  • A translucent, colorless variety of opal.
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    • This hyalite fluoresces bright green in short wave U.V. likely indicating the presence of small amounts of uranium salts.


late 18th century: from Greek hualos 'glass' + -ite1.

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