Definitions for vesuvianitevəˈsu vi əˌnaɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ve•su•vi•an•itevəˈsu vi əˌnaɪt(n.)
a brown to green, glossy mineral, hydrous calcium aluminum silicate; idocrase.
Origin of vesuvianite:
vesuvianite, vesuvian, idocrase(noun)
a green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone
A yellow, green or brown mineral, a mixed calcium, magnesium and aluminium silicate sometimes used as a gemstone.
a mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals, and also massive, of a brown to green color, rarely sulphur yellow and blue. It is a silicate of alumina and lime with some iron magnesia, and is common at Vesuvius. Also called idocrase