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kunzite

[koo nts-ahyt] /ˈkʊnts aɪt/
noun, Mineralogy
1.
a transparent lilac-colored variety of spodumene, used as a gem.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; named after G. F. Kunz (1856-1932), American expert in precious stones; see -ite1
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kunzite

/ˈkʊntsaɪt/
noun
1.
a pink-coloured transparent variety of the mineral spodumene: a gemstone
Word Origin
C20: named after George F. Kunz (1856–1932), US gem expert
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