Definition of vesuvianite in English:

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Pronunciation: /vəˈso͞ovēəˌnīt/


Another term for idocrase.
Example sentences
  • The veins are surrounded by a 5-to 10-cm-wide alteration zone that consists of calcite, dolomite, diopside, hedenbergite, vesuvianite, and base-metal sulfides.
  • The new edition also adds the important vesuvianite locality at Asbestos, Quebec, which was absent in the 1960 book.
  • The locality has been worked exclusively for garnet and vesuvianite specimens by mineral collectors and mineral dealers.


Late 19th century: from Vesuvius + -an + -ite1.

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Syllabification: ve·su·vi·an·ite

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