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moldavite

[ mawl-duh-vahyt, mohl- ]
/ ˈmɔl dəˌvaɪt, moʊl- /
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noun Mineralogy.
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

moldavite
/ (ˈmɒldəˌvaɪt) /

noun
a green tektite found in the Czech Republic, thought to be the product of an ancient meteorite impact in Germany

Word Origin for moldavite

C19: named after Moldavia
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