bowenite

[ boh-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈboʊ əˌnaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a compact and dense variety of green serpentine resembling jade.

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Origin of bowenite

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