a peculiar bronzelike luster in certain minerals, often iridescent, caused by the diffraction of light in embedded crystals
Origin of schillerGer, 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
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").