Definition of vesuvianite in English:

vesuvianite

Pronunciation /vəˈso͞ovēəˌnīt/ /vəˈsuviəˌnaɪt/

noun

another term for idocrase
‘The veins are surrounded by a 5-to 10-cm-wide alteration zone that consists of calcite, dolomite, diopside, hedenbergite, vesuvianite, and base-metal sulfides.’
another term for idocrase
  • ‘The new edition also adds the important vesuvianite locality at Asbestos, Quebec, which was absent in the 1960 book.’
  • ‘The locality has been worked exclusively for garnet and vesuvianite specimens by mineral collectors and mineral dealers.’
  • ‘The theme for the 2003 competition was vesuvianite, and with thirty-eight entries, judging became a serious business.’
  • ‘Vesuvianite forms as a result of contact metamorphism on impure limestones and is usually found with other exotic minerals.’

Origin

Late 19th century from Vesuvius+ -an+ -ite.