Definition of praseolite in US English:

praseolite

(also prasiolite)

noun

Mineralogy
rare
  • A green mineral which is a form of mica pseudomorphous after cordierite.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From ancient Greek πράσιος leek-green + -lite, after Swedish Praseolit, so called on account of its leek-green colour.

Pronunciation

praseolite

/ˈpreɪzɪəlʌɪt/