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[mawl-duh-vahyt, mohl-]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. a green tektite found in Bohemia.
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Origin of moldavite

1895–1900; < German Moldawit, after the Moldau River; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for moldavite


  1. a green tektite found in the Czech Republic, thought to be the product of an ancient meteorite impact in Germany
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Word Origin

C19: named after Moldavia
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