aventurine

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Aventurine quartz
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aventurine (plural aventurines)

  1. A kind of glass, containing gold-colored spangles. It was produced in the first place by the accidental (par aventure) dropping of some brass filings into a pot of melted glass.
  2. (mineralogy) A variety of translucent quartz, spangled throughout with scales of yellow mica.

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Etymology[edit]

From aventure +‎ -ine.

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aventurine f (plural aventurines)

  1. aventurine