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selenite

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noun sel·e·nite \ˈse-lə-ˌnīt\

Definition of selenite

  1. :  a variety of gypsum occurring in transparent crystals or crystalline masses



Origin of selenite

Middle English selinete, from Latin selenites, from Greek selēnitēs (lithos), literally, stone of the moon, from selēnē; from the belief that it waxed and waned with the moon


First Known Use: 15th century


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