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sunstone

[ suhn-stohn ]
/ ˈsʌnˌstoʊn /
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noun

a reddish variety of oligoclase feldspar, used as a gem, having a red and bright-yellow play of color.

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Origin of sunstone

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at sun, stone
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British Dictionary definitions for sunstone

sunstone
/ (ˈsʌnˌstəʊn) /

noun

another name for aventurine (def. 2)

Word Origin for sunstone

C17: so called because it contains red and gold flecks which reflect the light
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