Lherzolite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lherzolite (Min) An igneous rock consisting largely of chrysolite, with pyroxene and picotite (a variety of spinel containing chromium).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lherzolite A crystalline aggregate of olivin, enstatite, and diallage, with some picotite: a rock occurring about Lake Lherz and in the adjacent regions in the French Pyrenees. It has also been found in various other localities in Europe and North America. Some meteorites closely resemble lherzolite in mineralogical composition. See peridotite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lherzolite ler′zō-līt an igneous rock, consisting of a granular aggregate of olivine, pyroxene, enstatite, and picotite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Lherz, a place in the Pyrenees + -lite,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Lake Lherz.