variscite

noun
var·​is·​cite | \ ˈvarəˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of variscite

: a bluish to greenish gem mineral sometimes confused with or substituted for turquoise

called also utahlite

— see amatrice

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History and Etymology for variscite

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

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“Variscite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/variscite. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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