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variscite

[var-uh-sahyt] /ˈvær əˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a secondary mineral, hydrated phosphate of aluminum, Al(PO 4)⋅2H 2 O, occurring mainly as massive, bluish-green nodules: sometimes used as a gem.
Origin of variscite
< German Variscit, named after Variscia Latinized German district name; see -ite1
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variscite

/ˈværɪˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a green secondary mineral consisting of hydrated aluminium phosphate
Word Origin
from Medieval Latin Variscia, the district of Vogtland in Saxony
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