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hiddenite

[hid-n-ahyt] /ˈhɪd nˌaɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a rare, transparent variety of spodumene, colored yellow-green to emerald-green by chromium: used as a gem.
Origin
after William E. Hidden (1853-1918), U.S. mineralogist, who discovered it in 1879; see -ite1
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hiddenite

/ˈhɪdəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a green transparent variety of the mineral spodumene, used as a gemstone
Word Origin
C19: named after W. E. Hidden (1853–1918), American mineralogist who discovered it
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