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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Pyrite \Pyr"ite\, n.; pl. Pyrites. [Cf. F. pyrite. See
A common mineral of a pale brass-yellow color and brilliant
metallic luster, crystallizing in the isometric system; iron
pyrites; iron disulphide.
Hence sable coal his massy couch extends,
And stars of gold the sparkling pyrite blends. --E.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow
color [syn: pyrite, iron pyrite, fool's gold]
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