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English Dictionary: pyrite by the DICT Development Group
2 results for pyrite
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a common mineral (iron disulfide) that has a pale yellow color
    Synonym(s): pyrite, iron pyrite, fool's gold
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pyrite \Pyr"ite\, n.; pl. {Pyrites}. [Cf. F. pyrite. See
      {Pyrites}.] (Min.)
      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. Darwin.
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