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haüynite

[ ah-wee-nahyt ]
/ ɑˈwi naɪt /
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noun
a relatively rare feldspathoid mineral related to sodalite: sometimes confused with lapis lazuli.
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Also ha·üyne [ah-ween]. /ɑˈwin/.

Origin of haüynite

1865–70; <French haüyne (Haüy + -(i)ne-ine1, after R. Haüy (1743–1822), French mineralogist) + -ite1
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