aventurine

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noun aven·tu·rine \ə-ˈven-chə-ˌrēn, -rən\

Definition of aventurine

  1. 1 :  glass containing opaque sparkling particles of foreign material (such as copper or chromic oxide)

  2. 2 :  a translucent quartz spangled throughout with scales of mica or other mineral

Origin and Etymology of aventurine

French, from aventure chance — more at adventure


First Known Use: 1785


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