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A reddish mineral long recognized as a particular form of chabazite.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Thomson. From the name of Acadia, where the mineral was first found + -lite. Named acadiolite by F. Alger and C. T. Jackson; Alger later adopted the spelling acadialite, although he was not the first to use it.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.