iron olivine

/aɪən ˈɒləvin/ (say uyuhn 'oluhveen)

noun
fayalite.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • olivine — olivinic /ol euh vin ik/, olivinitic /ol euh vi nit ik/, adj. /ol euh veen , ol euh veen /, n. Mineral. any of a group of magnesium iron silicates, (Mg,Fe)2SiO4, occurring in olive green to gray green masses as an important constituent of basic… …   Universalium

  • Olivine — Ol i*vine, n. [Cf. F. olivine.] (Min.) A common name of the yellowish green mineral chrysolite, esp. the variety found in eruptive rocks. It is a silicate of magnesium and iron ({(Mg,Fe)SiO4}). [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • olivine — [äl′ə vēn΄] n. [ OLIV(E) + INE1] a hard, greenish mineral, (Mg,Fe) 2SiO4, that is an ore of magnesium, used as a refractory; magnesium iron silicate olivinic [ä′əvin′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Olivine — For the river in New Zealand, see Olivine River. Olivine General Category Mineral Group Ch …   Wikipedia

  • olivine — Chrysolite Chrys o*lite, n. [L. chrysolithos, Gr. ?; chryso s gold + ? stone: cf. F. chrysolithe.] (Min.) A mineral, composed of silica, magnesia, and iron, of a yellow to green color. It is common in certain volcanic rocks; called also {olivine} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • olivine — noun Etymology: German Olivin, from Latin oliva Date: 1794 a usually greenish mineral that is a complex silicate of magnesium and iron used especially in refractories compare peridot • olivinic or olivinitic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • olivine — noun any of a group of olive green magnesium iron silicate minerals that crystallize in the orthorhombic system Syn: chrysolite …   Wiktionary

  • olivine — É‘lɪvɪːn / É’ n. mineral compound of magnesium iron silicate which usually has an olive green color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • olivine — ol•i•vine [[t]ˈɒl əˌvin, ˌɒl əˈvin[/t]] n. mir any of a group of magnesium iron silicates, (Mg,Fe)2SiO4, occurring in olive green to gray green masses as an important constituent of basic igneous rocks Also called chrysolite • Etymology: 1785–95; …   From formal English to slang

  • olivine — /ɒləˈvin / (say oluh veen), /ˈɒləvin / (say oluhveen) noun a very common mineral, magnesium iron silicate, (Mg, Fe)2SiO2, occurring commonly in olive green to grey green masses as an important constituent of basic igneous rocks; rarely, in one… …   Australian English dictionary

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