Vesuvianite meaning

vĭ-so͝o'vē-ə-nīt'
A green, brown, yellow, or blue metamorphic silicate mineral, Ca10 Mg2 Al4 (SiO4 )5 (Si2 O7 )2 (OH)4 .
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A usually green or brown, hard, tetragonal mineral, Ca10Mg2Al4(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2(OH)4, usually found in metamorphic limestone; hydrous calcium magnesium aluminum silicate.
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(mineralogy) A yellow, green or brown mineral, a mixed calcium, magnesium and aluminium silicate sometimes used as a gemstone.
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Origin of vesuvianite

  • First found in old lava on Mount Vesuvius
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Vesuvian +"Ž -ite
    From Wiktionary