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kunzite

[koo nts-ahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. a transparent lilac-colored variety of spodumene, used as a gem.

Origin of kunzite

1900–05, Americanism; named after G. F. Kunz (1856–1932), American expert in precious stones; see -ite1
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kunzite

noun
  1. a pink-coloured transparent variety of the mineral spodumene: a gemstone

Word Origin

C20: named after George F. Kunz (1856–1932), US gem expert
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