sinhalite

noun sin·ha·lite \ ˈsin(h)əˌlīt \

Definition of sinhalite

plural -s
: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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