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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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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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