benitoite

[ buh-nee-toh-ahyt ]
/ bəˈni toʊˌaɪt /

noun

a rare mineral, barium titanium silicate, BaTiSi3O9, occurring in blue hexagonal crystals exhibiting dichroism.

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Origin of benitoite

1905–10; named after San Benito County, California; see -ite1
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