levynite

noun le·vyn·ite \ lāˈvēˌnīt \
variants: or levyne \lāˈvēn\

Definition of levynite

plural -s
: a white or light-colored mineral NaCa3Al7Si11O36.15H2O that occurs in rhombohedral crystals and is a hydrous calcium aluminum silicate

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Origin and Etymology of levynite

levynite from levyne (irregular from Armand Lévy †1841 French mineralogist + English -ine) + -ite


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