Dictionary.com

benitoite

[ buh-nee-toh-ahyt ]
/ bəˈni toʊˌaɪt /
Save This Word!

noun
a rare mineral, barium titanium silicate, BaTiSi3O9, occurring in blue hexagonal crystals exhibiting dichroism.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of benitoite

1905–10; named after San Benito County, California; see -ite1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
FEEDBACK