unakite

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noun una·kite \ˈyü-nə-ˌkīt\

Definition of unakite

  1. :  an altered igneous rock that is usually opaque with green, black, pink, and white flecks and is usually used as a gemstone

Origin and Etymology of unakite

Unaka Mountains, Tennessee & North Carolina + 1-ite


First Known Use: 1874


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