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tremolite Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a white or pale green mineral (calcium magnesium silicate) of the amphibole group used as a form of asbestos
WordNet

Trem"o*lite noun
Etymology
From Tremola, a valley in the Alps, where it was discovered.
Definitions
  1. (Min.) A white variety of amphibole, or hornblende, occurring in long, bladelike crystals, and coarsely fibrous masses.

Webster 1913