kunzite

[ koonts-ahyt ]

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

Origin of kunzite

1
1900–05, Americanism; named after G. F. Kunz (1856–1932), American expert in precious stones; see -ite1

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kunzite

/ (ˈkʊntsaɪt) /


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

Origin of kunzite

1
C20: named after George F. Kunz (1856–1932), US gem expert

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