Definition for EP'I-DOTE

EP'I-DOTE, n. [from Gr. επιδιδωμι; so named from the enlargement of the base of the primary, in some of the secondary forms.]

A mineral of a green or gray color, vitreous luster, and partial transparency. The primary form of the crystals is a right rhomboidal prism. Zoisite is a variety of Epidote.

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