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amazonite

[am-uh-zuh-nahyt] /ˈæm ə zəˌnaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a green feldspar, a variety of microcline, used as an ornamental material.
Also called Amazon stone.
Origin of amazonite
1595-1605
1595-1605; Amazon (river) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for amazonite

amazonite

/ˈæməzəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a green variety of microcline used as a gemstone. Formula: KAlSi3O8 Also called Amazon stone
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