Definition of rhodolite in English:

rhodolite

noun

mass noun
  • A pale violet or red variety of garnet, used as a gemstone.

    • ‘The main uses of garnets are for abrasives and grinding materials; they also provide semi-precious gemstones such as rhodolite, demantoid, and grossular.’
    • ‘Somewhat surprisingly, tiny crystals were found with rhodolite garnet and corundum during alluvial gem mining in streams draining Mason Mountain, Macon County, North Carolina.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from rhodo- + -lite.

Pronunciation

rhodolite

/ˈrəʊd(ə)lʌɪt/