Definition of selenite
: a variety of gypsum occurring in transparent crystals or crystalline masses
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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.
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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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