Definition of Schorl

1. Noun. Black tourmaline.

Generic synonyms: Tourmaline



Definition of Schorl

1. n. Black tourmaline.

Definition of Schorl

1. Noun. (minerology) The most common variety of tourmaline. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Schorl

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Schorl

1. Black tourmaline. Alternative forms: shorl. Origin: G. Schorl; cf. Sw. Skorl. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schorl

schooltime
schooltimes
schoolward
schoolwards
schoolwear
schoolwide
schoolwise
schoolwork
schoolworks
schooly
schoolyard
schoolyards
schooner
schoonerite
schooners
schorl (current term)
schorlaceous
schorlous
schorls
schorly
schottische
schottisches
schout
schouts
schradan
schrecklichkeit
schreibersite
schreibersites
schreyerite
schrik

Literary usage of Schorl

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1. Synopsis of the North American Syrphidae by Samuel Wendell Williston (1886)
"schorl en prismes dont les angles obtus sont de 95°. See Andalusia. schorl noir. See Pyroxene and Tourmaline. schorl noir en prisme à huit pans terminé par ..."

2. The American Journal of Science, & C (1818)
"X HE schorl of the mineralogists of the last century united a variety of substances which ... Of the blue schorl, one variety is the oxyd of titanium, ..."

3. Report on the Geology of Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset by Henry Thomas De La Beche (1839)
"beyond limited areas, the granite rock is a mixture of mica, schorl, felspar, ... Good examples of nests of schorl radiating among quartz may be seen in the ..."

4. A Glossary of Mineralogy by Henry William Bristow (1861)
"Kirwan, on the other hand, states the word schorl to be derived from the Swedish ... schorl was confined by Rammelsberg to varieties of Iron Tourmaline. ..."

5. Report and Transactions (1892)
"Base black schorl and quartz, with porphyritic quartz and ... Reddish felsite with dots and nests of schorl, bluish-grey and radiating, radial structure ..."

6. Manual of Geology: Theoretical and Practical by John Phillips, Robert Etheridge (1885)
"The schorl often occurs in radiating nests, especially to the west of Buckfastleigh, but ordinary granite often passes into schorl rock. ..."

7. Manual of Geology: Theoretical and Practical by John Phillips, Robert Etheridge, Harry Govier Seeley (1885)
"The schorl often occurs in radiating nests, especially to the west of Buckfastleigh, but ordinary granite often passes into schorl rock. ..."

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