kunzite

[ koo nts-ahyt ]
/ ˈkʊnts aɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.

a transparent lilac-colored variety of spodumene, used as a gem.

Nearby words

  1. kunming,
  2. kunsan,
  3. kunst,
  4. kunstlied,
  5. kuntsevo,
  6. kuo mo-jo,
  7. kuo-yü,
  8. kuomintang,
  9. kuopio,
  10. kupffer cell

Origin of kunzite

1900–05, Americanism; named after G. F. Kunz (1856–1932), American expert in precious stones; see -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for kunzite

kunzite

/ (ˈkʊntsaɪt) /

noun

a pink-coloured transparent variety of the mineral spodumene: a gemstone

Word Origin for kunzite

C20: named after George F. Kunz (1856–1932), US gem expert

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