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  1. Iolite(n.)

    A silicate of alumina, iron, and magnesia, having a bright blue color and vitreous luster; cordierite. It is remarkable for its dichroism, and is also called dichroite. A variety called Caribbean iolite has a lighter blue color.

  2. Origin: [Gr. 'i`on a violet + -lite.]

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  1. iolite(Noun)

    A name for the clear variety of cordierite.

  2. Origin: From ἴον.

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  1. Iolite(noun)

    a silicate of alumina, iron, and magnesia, having a bright blue color and vitreous luster; cordierite. It is remarkable for its dichroism, and is also called dichroite

  2. Origin: [Gr. 'i`on a violet + -lite.]

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