rhodonite

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English[edit]

Rhodonite

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhódon, rose) + -ite.

Noun[edit]

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rhodonite (countable and uncountable, plural rhodonites)

  1. (mineralogy) A manganese inosilicate mineral with some substitution by iron and magnesium, of composition (Mn2+,Fe,Mg,Ca)SiO3.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 128:
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are […] . (Common gem materials not addressed in this article include amber, amethyst, chalcedony, garnet, lazurite, malachite, opals, peridot, rhodonite, spinel, tourmaline, turquoise and zircon.)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Rhodonite” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[2], 1997–.
  • rhodonite mindat.org[3], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016

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Noun[edit]

rhodonite f (plural rhodonites)

  1. (mineralogy) rhodonite