chabasite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chabasite a group of minerals of the zeolite family consisting of a hydrous silicate of calcium and aluminum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chabasite (Min) A mineral occuring in glassy rhombohedral crystals, varying in color from white to yellow or red. It is essentially a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also chabasie.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. chabazi`os one of twenty species of stones mentioned in the poem Peri` li`qwn, ascribed to Orpheus