chlorospinel

[ klawr-oh-spi-nel, -spin-l, klohr- ]
/ ˌklɔr oʊ spɪˈnɛl, -ˈspɪn l, ˌkloʊr- /

noun Mineralogy.

a variety of spinel used as a gem, colored grass-green by the presence of copper.

Origin of chlorospinel

First recorded in 1840–50; chloro-1 + spinel
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