- a compact and dense variety of green serpentine resembling jade.
Origin of bowenite
1840–50; named after G. T. Bowen, 19th-century American geologist; see -ite1
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The green jade-like stone known in New Zealand as tangiwai is bowenite, a translucent serpentine with enclosures of magnesite.