bowenite

[ boh-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈboʊ əˌnaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a compact and dense variety of green serpentine resembling jade.

Nearby words

  1. bowell, sir mackenzie,
  2. bowen,
  3. bowen's disease,
  4. bowen's reaction series,
  5. bowen, elizabeth,
  6. bower,
  7. bowerbird,
  8. bowers,
  9. bowers, claude gernade,
  10. bowery

Origin of bowenite

1840–50; named after G. T. Bowen, 19th-century American geologist; see -ite1

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