levynite

noun
le·​vyn·​ite | \ lāˈvēˌnīt \
variants: or levyne \ lāˈvēn \
plural -s

Definition of levynite

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

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History and Etymology for levynite

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

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“Levynite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levynite. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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