laa·​ven·​ite | \ ˈlävəˌnīt \
variants: or less commonly lavenite \ ˈlav-​ \
plural -s

Definition of laavenite

: a mineral consisting of a complex silicate of zirconium, calcium, manganese, and sometimes other elements occurring in prismatic crystals

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History and Etymology for laavenite

Norwegian låvenit, from Låven, island in the Langesund fiord, Norway + Norwegian -it -ite

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“Laavenite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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