spodumene


spod·u·mene

noun \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

Origin of SPODUMENE

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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