bavenite

noun
ba·​ve·​nite | \ bə-ˈvē-ˌnīt, -ˈvā- \
plural -s

Definition of bavenite

: a mineral Ca4BeAl2Si9O24(OH)2 consisting of a basic calcium beryllium aluminosilicate, belonging to the zeolite group, and occurring in radiated groups of white fibrous crystals (hardness 5.5, specific gravity 2.7)

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History and Etymology for bavenite

Italian, from Baveno, on Lake Maggiore, Italy + Italian -ite

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“Bavenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bavenite. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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