noun spod·u·mene \ˈspä-jə-ˌmēn\

Definition of SPODUMENE

:  a white to yellowish, purplish, or emerald-green monoclinic mineral that is a silicate of lithium and aluminum and occurs in prismatic crystals often of great size


probably from French spodumène, from German Spodumen, from Greek spodoumenos, present participle of spodousthai to be burnt to ashes, from spodos ashes
First Known Use: 1893


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