Definition of rhodizite in English:

rhodizite

noun

Mineralogy
  • A rare mineral containing boron and beryllium, typically occurring in pegmatites as colourless, white, or yellowish crystals associated with rubellite.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine. From German Rhodizit from Hellenistic Greek ῥοδίζειν to be rose-like (from ancient Greek ῥόδον rose + -ίζειν) + German -it; so called because it colours the flame of a blowpipe red.

Pronunciation

rhodizite

/ˈrəʊdɪzʌɪt/