alexandrite

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English[edit]

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Alexandrite step cut cushion

Etymology[edit]

Named after Alexander II of Russia +‎ -ite.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: ăl'-ĭg-zăn'-drīt, IPA(key): /ˌæl.ɪɡ.ˈzæn.dɹaɪt/

Noun[edit]

alexandrite (countable and uncountable, plural alexandrites)

  1. (mineralogy) A form of chrysoberyl that displays a colour change dependent upon the light source, along with strong pleochroism.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Alexandrite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • alexandrite mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016