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spodumene

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
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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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