a peculiar bronzelike luster in certain minerals, often iridescent, caused by the diffraction of light in embedded crystals
Origin of schillerGerman color play ; from schillern, to change color, akin to schielen, to blink, squint ; from Old High German scelah, oblique ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)kel-, crooked from source scolex
Schiller, (Johann Christoph) Friedrich von 1759-1805; Ger. dramatist & poet
A lustrous colored reflection from certain planes in a mineral grain.
Origin of schillerGerman, iridescence, from Middle High German schilher, iridescent taffeta, from schilhen, to twinkle, squint, from Old High German scilihen, to squint, wink.
German Schiller (“play of colours”).