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chlorospinel

[ klawr-oh-spi-nel, -spin-l, klohr- ]
/ ˌklɔr oʊ spɪˈnɛl, -ˈspɪn l, ˌkloʊr- /
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noun Mineralogy.
a variety of spinel used as a gem, colored grass-green by the presence of copper.
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Origin of chlorospinel

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