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hiddenite Syllabification: hid·den·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈhidnˌīt/

Definition of hiddenite in English:


A rare green gem variety of spodumene.
Example sentences
  • It is well known as a common constituent of what appear to be alpine-cleft-type pockets that locally contain emerald and spodumene (the variety hiddenite) in Alexander County.
  • This type of pegmatite, or one closely allied to it, also contains hiddenite as hypidiomorphic crystals within the pegmatite itself.


Late 19th century: named after William E. Hidden (1832–1918), US mineralogist.

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