Definition of rhodesite in English:

rhodesite

noun

  • Mineralogy. A rare mineral of the zeolite class occurring as fibrous white crystals, typically as an alteration product of acid lavas.

adjective

  • With capital initial. Supportive of Cecil Rhodes or his policies in southern Africa. Now historical and rare.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of Cecil John Rhodes + -ite.

Pronunciation

rhodesite

/ˈrəʊdzʌɪt/