unakite

noun
una·​kite | \ ˈyü-nə-ˌkīt How to pronounce unakite (audio) \

Definition of unakite

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

First Known Use of unakite

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unakite

Unaka Mountains, Tennessee & North Carolina + -ite entry 1

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“Unakite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unakite. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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