Pectolite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pectolite (Min) A whitish mineral occurring in radiated or fibrous crystalline masses. It is a hydrous silicate of lime and soda.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pectolite A hydrous silicate of calcium and sodium occurring in radiated or stellate fibrous masses of a white or grayish color. it is commonly found with the zeolites in trap-rocks, as at Bergen Hill in New Jersey. It is closely related in crystalline form and in composition to the calcium silicate wollastonite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pecten, a comb + -lite,

Usage

In literature:

Considerable quantities of pectolite may generally be found on the dump, but also in Shaft No.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Pectolite has been used, like jade, in Alaska.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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