Definition of hiddenite in English:


Line breaks: hid¦den|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪd(ə)nʌɪt


[mass noun]
  • A rare green gem variety of spodumene (an aluminosilicate mineral).
    More 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), American mineralogist.

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