bavenite

noun

ba·​ve·​nite
bə-ˈvē-ˌnīt,
-ˈvā-
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)

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Apr. 2024.

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