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hiddenite

[hid-n-ahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. 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

after William E. Hidden (1853–1918), U.S. mineralogist, who discovered it in 1879; see -ite1
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Historical Examples

  • Hiddenite occurs in small slender monoclinic crystals of prismatic habit, often pitted on the surface.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4

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  • The company estimates the value of this entire yield of hiddenite at about $2,500.


British Dictionary definitions for hiddenite

hiddenite

noun
  1. a green transparent variety of the mineral spodumene, used as a gemstone
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Word Origin

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