noun be·ni·to·ite \bə-ˈnē-tə-ˌwīt, -ˌtō-ˌīt\

Definition of benitoite



  1. :  a mineral BaTiSi3O9 consisting of sapphire-blue crystallized barium titanosilicate sometimes used as a gem

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Origin and Etymology of benitoite

San Benito county, California + English -ite

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to cast off or become cast off

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