Word of the Day – Chabazite

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Chabazite (noun)


A colourless, pink, or yellow zeolite mineral, typically occurring as rhombohedral crystals.

Early 19th century: from French chabazie, from Greek khabazie, a misreading of khalazie, vocative form of khalazios ‘hailstone’

Example sentences

“We found the chabazite crystals the moment we went deeper into the caves.”

Word of the Day – Risorial

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Risorial (adj) (rare)


Relating to laughter; used in laughing; = “risible”.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ogilvie (1797–1867), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin risorius + -al.

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