rhodonite

[ rohd-n-ahyt ]

noun
  1. a mineral, manganese metasilicate, MnSiO3, occurring usually in rose-red masses, sometimes used as an ornamental stone; manganese spar.

Origin of rhodonite

1
1815–25; <German Rhodonit<Greek rhódonrose1 + German -it-ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for rhodonite

rhodonite

/ (ˈrɒdəˌnaɪt) /


noun
  1. a brownish translucent mineral consisting of manganese silicate in triclinic crystalline form with calcium, iron, or magnesium sometimes replacing the manganese. It occurs in metamorphic rocks, esp in New Jersey and Russia, and is used as an ornamental stone, glaze, and pigment. Formula: MnSiO 3

Origin of rhodonite

1
C19: from German Rhodonit, from Greek rhodon rose + -ite

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