rhodonite

noun
rho·​do·​nite | \ˈrō-də-ˌnīt \

Definition of rhodonite 

: a pale red triclinic mineral that consists essentially of manganese silicate and is used as an ornamental stone

First Known Use of rhodonite

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhodonite

German Rhodonit, from Greek rhodon rose

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The first known use of rhodonite was in 1823

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