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hiddenite

[ hid-n-ahyt ]
/ ˈhɪd nˌaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
a rare, transparent variety of spodumene, colored yellow-green to emerald-green by chromium: used as a gem.
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Origin of hiddenite

Named after William E. Hidden (1853–1918), U.S. mineralogist, who discovered it in 1879; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for hiddenite

hiddenite
/ (ˈhɪdəˌnaɪt) /

noun
a green transparent variety of the mineral spodumene, used as a gemstone

Word Origin for hiddenite

C19: named after W. E. Hidden (1853–1918), American mineralogist who discovered it
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