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haüynite

[ah-wee-nahyt] /ɑˈwi naɪt/
noun
1.
a relatively rare feldspathoid mineral related to sodalite: sometimes confused with lapis lazuli.
Also, haüyne
[ah-ween] /ɑˈwin/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of haüynite
1865-1870
1865-70; < French haüyne (Haüy + -(i)ne -ine1, after R. Haüy (1743-1822), French mineralogist) + -ite1
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