gree·​no·​vite | \ ˈgrēnəˌvīt \
plural -s

Definition of greenovite

: a sphene colored red or rose by manganese

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First Known Use of greenovite

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for greenovite

French greenovite, irregular from George B. Greenough †1855 English geologist + French -ite

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“Greenovite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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