noun ba·ve·nite \bə-ˈvē-ˌnīt, -ˈvā-\

Definition of bavenite



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of bavenite

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

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to criticize severely

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