melilite definition

  • noun:
    • any mineral comprising a solid solution of gehlenite (Ca2Al2SiO7) and akermanite (Ca2MgSi2O7)
    • A mineral occurring in tiny yellowish crystals, found in the lavas (melilite basalt) of Vesuvius, and in other places.
    • A mineral of a yellow or grayish yellow, bought at Tivoli and Capo di Bove, near Rome.

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