- a member of the chlorite group, rhombohedral in habit.
Also pen·nine [pen-in, -ahyn] /ˈpɛn ɪn, -aɪn/.
Origin of penninite
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- a bluish-green variety of chlorite occurring in the form of thick crystals
C20: from German Pennin Pennine (Alps) + -ite 1
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