aventurine

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

Definition of aventurine

1 :glass containing opaque sparkling particles of foreign material (such as copper or chromic oxide)
2 :a translucent quartz spangled throughout with scales of mica or other mineral

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Origin and Etymology of aventurine

French, from aventure chance — more at adventure


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