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morganite

Line breaks: mor¦gan|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːɡ(ə)nʌɪt
 
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Definition of morganite in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A pink transparent variety of beryl, used as a gemstone.
Example sentences
  • The mine also had the reputation of being a producer of fine crystals of morganite and kunzite.
  • Gem varieties of beryl include emerald, aquamarine, red beryl, goshenite, heliodor, and morganite (pink or peach).
  • Madagascar is one of the largest producers of morganite.

Origin

early 20th century: from the name of J. P. Morgan (see Morgan, J. P.) + -ite1.

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