Definition of rhodonite in English:


Line breaks: rhodo|nite
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊd(ə)nʌɪt


[mass noun]
A brownish or rose-pink mineral consisting of a silicate of manganese and other elements.
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  • Here, exceptionally attractive, dark pink rhodonite mottled with black manganese oxides occurs in a siliceous lens associated with sphalerite, copper sulfides, and native copper.
  • Interesting thin plates of silver coating rhodonite and diopside in massive galena are reported from the mines at Garpenberg, Sweden.
  • The opaque red, pink, and purple ‘gems’ discussed were coral, rhodochrosite, and rhodonite.


early 19th century: from Greek rhodon 'rose' + -ite1.

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