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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Ophite

O'PHITE, noun [Gr. a serpent.] Pertaining to a serpent.

O'PHITE, adjective [Gr. a serpent, whence a stone spotted like a serpent.]

Green porphyry, or serpentine; a variety of greenstone of a dusky green color of different shades, sprinkled with spots of a lighter green; in other words, containing greenish white crystals of feldspar.