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tanzanite

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noun tan·za·nite \ˈtan-zə-ˌnīt\

Definition of tanzanite

  1. :  a mineral that is a deep blue variety of zoisite and is used as a gemstone



Origin and Etymology of tanzanite

Tanzania, Africa


First Known Use: 1968


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