Eudialyte

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eudialyte (Min) A mineral of a brownish red color and vitreous luster, consisting chiefly of the silicates of iron, zirconia, and lime.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eudialyte A mineral of a brownish-red color, occurring in rhombohedral crystals, also massive, in Greenland. When powdered it dissolves readily in hydro-chloric acid, whence the name. It is a silicate of zirconium, iron, manganese, calcium, sodium, and other elements. Eucolite is the same mineral from Norway. Also spelled, erroneously, eudyalite.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. e'y^ well, easily + to dissolve. So called because easily dissolvable in acids