- A mottled green rock composed of diabase.
- Any of various green rocks, such as serpentine.
Origin of ophiteMiddle English ophites, from Latin oph&imacron;t&emacron;s, from Greek oph&imacron;t&emacron;s (lithos), serpentlike (stone), from ophis, serpent.
From Latin ophites, from Ancient Greek as Etymology 2, below. Compare ophites.
(comparative more ophite, superlative most ophite)
From Ancient Greek á½€Ï•Î¯Ï„Î·Ï‚ (oÏ•itÄ“s).
Latin Ophitae, plural.