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bronzite

[bron-zahyt] /ˈbrɒn zaɪt/
noun
1.
a greenish-brown or black mineral with a bronzelike luster, an orthorhombic pyroxene, (Mg,Fe) 2 (Si 2 O 6), intermediate in composition between enstatite and hypersthene.
Origin of bronzite
1810-1820
1810-20; bronze + -ite1; so called from its sheen
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bronzite

/ˈbrɒnzaɪt/
noun
1.
a type of orthopyroxene often having a metallic or pearly sheen
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