moonstone

[ moon-stohn ]
/ ˈmunˌstoʊn /

noun

Also called precious moonstone. a semitransparent or translucent, opalescent, pearly-blue variety of adularia, used as a gem.
any of several adularescent feldspars, as certain varieties of albite, labradorite, or oligoclase, used as gems.
(not used technically) any milky or girasol stone used as a gem.

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Origin of moonstone

First recorded in 1625–35; moon + stone
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British Dictionary definitions for moonstone

moonstone
/ (ˈmuːnˌstəʊn) /

noun

a gem variety of orthoclase or albite that is white and translucent with bluish reflections
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