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 (â€œplay of coloursâ€).