amazon stone


noun Mineralogy.
a green feldspar, a variety of microcline, used as an ornamental material.
Also called Amazon stone.

1595–1605; Amazon (river) + -ite1 Unabridged
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amazonite (ˈæməzəˌnaɪt)
Also called: Amazon stone a green variety of microcline used as a gemstone. Formula: KAlSi3O8

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