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bowenite

[ boh-uh-nahyt ]

noun

, Mineralogy.
  1. a compact and dense variety of green serpentine resembling jade.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bowenite1

1840–50; named after G. T. Bowen, 19th-century American geologist; -ite 1

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Example Sentences

The green jade-like stone known in New Zealand as tangiwai is bowenite, a translucent serpentine with enclosures of magnesite.

The mineral called bowenite, at one time supposed to be jade, is a hard and tough variety of serpentine.

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