selenite

noun
sel·​e·​nite | \ ˈse-lə-ˌnīt How to pronounce selenite (audio) \

Definition of selenite

: a variety of gypsum occurring in transparent crystals or crystalline masses

Examples of selenite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Florentine Scagliola Scagliola, a technique that originates from stucco and traces its roots back to the 1600s, is made using a combination of water, selenite, glue, and natural pigments. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "8 Art Exhibits You Can Virtually Visit Right Now," 20 Apr. 2020 And the are lining up, hands outstretched for rose quartz and selenite—clients range from private homes to Taryn Toomey, Goop and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, "T&C Jobs Report: Are Crystal Healers the New Decorators?," 12 Mar. 2020 Celeste will showcase some rare minerals and crystals, including Madagascar rose quartz, selenite, quartz crystal moons and lapis Lazuli, a metamorphic rock prized since antiquity and used as a semi-precious stone in her jewelry. Rich Heileman, cleveland, "Pulizzi, Griffin to deliver keynotes at BW event: Around The Town," 28 Feb. 2020 The hallway outside of Alec and Hilaria's master bedroom epitomizes the home's farmhouse-meets-transitional style with a reclaimed barn door and a chunky selenite chandelier by Ron Dier. Emma Dibdin, ELLE Decor, "Alec and Hilaria Baldwin Escape From City Life—and Hollywood's Prying Eyes," 1 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of selenite

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for selenite

Middle English selinete, from Latin selenites, from Greek selēnitēs (lithos), literally, stone of the moon, from selēnē; from the belief that it waxed and waned with the moon

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The first known use of selenite was in the 15th century

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“Selenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selenite. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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