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indicolite

Line breaks: in¦di¦co|lite
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɪkəlʌɪt
 
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Definition of indicolite in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An indigo-blue gem variety of tourmaline.
Example sentences
  • When a member of our tour noticed that some of the sheets contained sprays of indicolite tourmaline, we all descended upon the mica heap like a swarm of locusts.
  • Instead, a blue-green to blue tourmaline, some of which is considered to be indicolite, is now being mined in a different locality.
  • Rubellite is the term used for red or pink tourmaline, and indicolite is the term used for blue tourmaline.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin indicum 'indigo' + -lite.

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