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paragonite

[ puh-rag-uh-nahyt ]
/ pəˈræg əˌnaɪt /
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noun Mineralogy.
a mica, similar in composition and appearance to muscovite but containing sodium instead of potassium.
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Origin of paragonite

1840–50; <Greek parágōn misleading, leading aside (present participle of parágein;see paragoge) + -ite1
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