unakite

noun

una·​kite ˈyü-nə-ˌkīt How to pronounce unakite (audio)
: an altered igneous rock that is usually opaque with green, black, pink, and white flecks and is usually used as a gemstone

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unakite was in 1874

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“Unakite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unakite. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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