- a yellowish-green gem derived chiefly from varieties of olivine
- a yellowish-green, reddish, or brownish variety of olivine
Origin of chrysoliteMiddle English crisolite from Old French from Classical Latin chrysolithos from Classical Greek chrysolithos, topaz: see chryso- and -lite
Origin of chrysoliteMiddle English crisolite from Old French from Medieval Latin crīsolitus from Latin chrésolithus from Greek khrūsolithos topaz khrūso- chryso- lithos stone
From Old French crisolite, from Medieval Latin crisolitus, Latin chrysolithus, from Ancient Greek χρῡσόλιθος (khrūsolithos), from χρῡσός (khrūsos, “gold”) + λίθος (lithos, “stone”).