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haüynite

[ ah-wee-nahyt ]

noun

  1. a relatively rare feldspathoid mineral related to sodalite: sometimes confused with lapis lazuli.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of haüynite1

1865–70; < French haüyne ( Haüy + - ( i ) ne -ine 1, after R. Haüy (1743–1822), French mineralogist) + -ite 1

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