Definition of Idocrase

1. Noun. A green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate; it occurs as crystals in limestone and is used a gemstone.

Exact synonyms: Vesuvian, Vesuvianite
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Idocrase

1. n. Same as Vesuvianite.

Definition of Idocrase

1. Noun. (geology) vesuvianite ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Idocrase

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Idocrase

1. Same as Vesuvianite. Origin: Gr. Form + mixture, Fr. To mix; cf. F. Idocrase. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Idocrase

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idocrase (current term)
idocrases
idofuranose
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idol worship
idol worshiper
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Literary usage of Idocrase

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1. Precious Stones by Wilbert Goodchild, Robert Dykes (1908)
"When used as a gem, idocrase is either step cut or table cut. There are several minerals with which idocrase may be confounded ; of these Zircon and ..."

2. A Treatise on Mineralogy by Charles Upham Shepard (1857)
"... like the figure, and still more complicated, are found at Vesuvius. Sp. 6. idocrase, //awy; Vesuvian, Werner; ..."

3. Manual of Mineralogy and Lithology: Containing the Elements of the Science by James Dwight Dana (1884)
"Cyprine includes blue crystals from Tel.le- marken, Norway ; supposed to be colored by copper. The name idocrase is from the Greek eido, to see, ..."

4. Report of Progress for by Geological Survey of Canada (1879)
"Beautiful crystals of brownish-red idocrase, nearly an inch in diam- ... Small prisms of green idocrase imbedded in cinnamon-stone have also been obtained ..."

5. Lotus and Jewel: Containing "In an Indian Temple," "A Casket of Gems," "A by Edwin Arnold (1887)
"... I. idocrase ! Garnet from the Hills of Flame ! A stone thus known hides in dark ... idocrase ..."

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