plural -s
: 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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Italian, from Baveno, on Lake Maggiore, Italy + Italian -ite

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“Bavenite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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