moldavite

moldavite

[mawl-duh-vahyt, mohl-]
noun Mineralogy.
a green tektite found in Bohemia.

Origin:
1895–1900; < German Moldawit, after the Moldau River; see -ite1

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moldavite (ˈmɒldəˌvaɪt)
 
n
a green tektite found in the Czech Republic, thought to be the product of an ancient meteorite impact in Germany
 
[C19: named after Moldavia]

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