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pargasite

[pahr-guh-sahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. a green or bluegreen variety of hornblende.
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Origin of pargasite

1810–20; named after Pargas, town in Finland; see -ite1
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  • Pargasite, pr′ga-sīt, n. a dark-green crystallised variety of amphibole or hornblende.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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