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amazonite

[ am-uh-zuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈæm ə zəˌnaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a green feldspar, a variety of microcline, used as an ornamental material.

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Also called Amazon stone .

Origin of amazonite

1595–1605; Amazon (river) + -ite1
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amazonite
/ (ˈæməzəˌnaɪt) /

noun

a green variety of microcline used as a gemstone. Formula: KAlSi 3 O 8Also called: Amazon stone
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