spodumene

noun spod·u·mene \ ˈspä-jə-ˌmēn \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

Definition of spodumene

: a white to yellowish, purplish, or emerald-green monoclinic mineral that is a silicate of lithium and aluminum and occurs in prismatic crystals often of great size

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Origin and Etymology of spodumene

probably from French spodumène, from German Spodumen, from Greek spodoumenos, present participle of spodousthai to be burnt to ashes, from spodos ashes


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