variscite

noun var·is·cite \ˈvarəˌsīt\

Definition of variscite

plural

-s

  1. :  a bluish to greenish gem mineral sometimes confused with or substituted for turquoise —called also utahlite — see amatrice

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Origin and Etymology of variscite

German variscit, from Medieval Latin Variscia, ancient name of the Vogtland district, Saxony, Germany + German -it -ite


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