sinhalite

noun sin·ha·lite \ˈsin(h)əˌlīt\

Definition of sinhalite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral consisting of a magnesium aluminum borate that is structurally related to olivine and is occasionally used as a gem

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Origin and Etymology of sinhalite

sinhal- (as in sinhalese) + -ite; from the fact that the gemstones identified as sinhalite came from Sri Lanka


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