phen·gite | \ˈfenˌjīt\
plural -s

Definition of phengite 

1 : a transparent or translucent stone probably selenite or crystallized gypsum used by the ancients for windows

2 : a variety of muscovite with substitution of aluminum for magnesium and silicon

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Other Words from phengite

phengitic \(ˈ)fen¦jitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for phengite

German phengit, from Latin phengites, from Greek, from phengos light, moonlight + -itēs -ite

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