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A purplish- or yellowish-brown ferromagnesian silicate mineral of the amphibole group which occurs as fibrous or lamellar masses, especially in metamorphic rocks.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Stephen Weston (1747–1830), antiquary and classical scholar. From German Anthophyllit from post-classical Latin anthophyllum clove + German -it. The mineral is so called on account of its colour, likened to that of the clove-pink.
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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.