Definition of uvarovite in English:


Line breaks: uvar¦ov|ite
Pronunciation: /uːˈvarə(ʊ)vʌɪt


[mass noun]
  • An emerald green variety of garnet, containing chromium.
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    • Also begun was the extraction of rare minerals and gemstones along with their accompanying minerals in the Il'men Mountains as well as recovery of uvarovite at Sarany.
    • On a dark night during the fall I was examining the uvarovite and I discovered that there was a crack in the calcite on the side of the uvarovite.
    • Just as the gemstone alexandrite was named after the Czar Alexander, uvarovite is named after the Russian Count Uvarov of the mid 1800's.


mid 19th century: from the name of Count Sergei S. Uvarov (1785–1855), Russian statesman, + -ite1.

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