Definition for PIM'E-LITE

PIM'E-LITE, n. [Gr. πιμελη, fat, and λιθος, stone.]

A terrene substance of an apple green color, fat and unctuous to the touch, tender and not fusible by the blowpipe. It is supposed to be colored by nickel. It is a variety of steatite. – Dict. Nat. Hist. Ure.

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