hiddenite

hiddenite

[hid-n-ahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
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)
 
n
a green transparent variety of the mineral spodumene, used as a gemstone
 
[C19: named after W. E. Hidden (1853--1918), American mineralogist who discovered it]

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