kunzite

kunzite

[koonts-ahyt]
noun Mineralogy.
a transparent lilac-colored variety of spodumene, used as a gem.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; named after G. F. Kunz (1856–1932), American expert in precious stones; see -ite1

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kunzite (ˈkʊntsaɪt)
 
n
a pink-coloured transparent variety of the mineral spodumene: a gemstone
 
[C20: named after George F. Kunz (1856--1932), US gem expert]

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