[ am-uh-zuh-nahyt ]
/ ˈæm ə zəˌnaɪt /
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a green feldspar, a variety of microcline, used as an ornamental material.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also called Amazon stone .
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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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