amazonite

noun

am·​a·​zon·​ite ˈa-mə-zə-ˌnīt How to pronounce amazonite (audio)
: an apple-green or bluish-green variety of microcline

Examples of amazonite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or convert an empty basement closet into a dazzling wet bar complete with amazonite countertops and pixelated mosaic tile backsplash (both recent Nozawa projects). Kathryn O'Shea Evans, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Also, amazonite seems to be a stone (based on my googling) that has something to do with hope and good luck. Meredith Goldstein, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2023 Here: the Magnitude necklace with 107-plus carats of Mozambique ruby beads mixed with cabochon rubies, watercolor tourmalines, turquoise amazonites, onyx, and diamonds. Vogue, 9 July 2019 And, as always, an Atlantic necklace in amazonite for me. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 11 July 2019 But the big draw to Morefield’s is its amazonite—the mine sits on a deposit of the green stuff more abundant than anywhere else in the country. Todd Plummer, Vogue, 30 Mar. 2018 The décor there reflects the tension of luxury that so delights Krakoff: A wall of bluish amazonite stone references the brand’s famous shade. Christina Binkley, WSJ, 26 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Amazon River

First Known Use

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amazonite was circa 1879

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“Amazonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amazonite. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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