pyroxene

noun
py·​rox·​ene | \ pī-ˈräk-ˌsēn How to pronounce pyroxene (audio) , pə-\

Definition of pyroxene

: any of a group of igneous-rock-forming silicate minerals that contain calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, or aluminum, usually occur in short prismatic crystals or massive form, are often laminated, and vary in color from white to dark green or black

Other Words from pyroxene

pyroxenic \ ˌpī-​ˌräk-​ˈsē-​nik How to pronounce pyroxenic (audio) , pə-​ , -​ˈse-​ How to pronounce pyroxenic (audio) \ adjective
pyroxenoid \ pī-​ˈräk-​sə-​ˌnȯid How to pronounce pyroxenoid (audio) , pə-​ \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of pyroxene

1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyroxene

French pyroxène, from Greek pyr- + xenos stranger

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