[ am-uh-zuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈæm ə zəˌnaɪt /
a green feldspar, a variety of microcline, used as an ornamental material.
Also called Amazon stone.
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Examples from the Web for amazonite
As has already been said, amazonite is sometimes sold as "jade," which is incorrect.
"Amazonite" was originally misnamed, as none is found along the river of that name.
British Dictionary definitions for amazonite
/ (ˈæməzəˌnaɪt) /
a green variety of microcline used as a gemstone. Formula: KAlSi 3 O 8Also called: Amazon stone
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