Hiddenite Hid"den*ite, n. [After W. E. Hidden.] (Min.) An emerald-green variety of spodumene found in North Carolina; lithia emerald, -- used as a gem. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hiddenite — is a pale to emerald green variety of spodumene that is sometimes used as a gemstone.The first specimens of the hiddenite variety of spodumene were recovered about 1879 near the tiny settlement of White Plains, west of Stony Point, Alexander… …   Wikipedia

  • hiddénite — ● hiddénite nom féminin (de W. E. Hidden, nom propre) Variété verte de spodumène, utilisée en joaillerie …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hiddenite — ☆ hiddenite [hid′ n īt΄ ] n. [after W. E. Hidden, U.S. mineralogist who discovered it (1879)] a rare, yellowish to emerald green variety of spodumene, a semiprecious stone …   English World dictionary

  • hiddenite — noun Etymology: William E. Hidden died 1918 American mineralogist Date: 1881 a transparent usually green spodumene valued as a gem …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hiddenite — /hid n uyt /, n. Mineral. a rare, transparent variety of spodumene, colored yellow green to emerald green by chromium: used as a gem. [after William E. Hidden (1853 1918), U.S. mineralogist, who discovered it in 1879; see ITE1] * * *       green …   Universalium

  • hiddenite — noun A pale green form of spodumene that is sometimes used as a gemstone …   Wiktionary

  • hiddenite — hid·den·ite …   English syllables

  • hiddenite — hid•den•ite [[t]ˈhɪd nˌaɪt[/t]] n. mir jew a rare emerald green transparent variety of spodumene used as a gem • Etymology: after William E. Hidden (1853–1918), U.S. mineralogist, who discovered it in 1879; see ite I …   From formal English to slang

  • hiddenite — /ˈhɪdənaɪt/ (say hiduhnuyt) noun a rare, transparent emerald green or yellowish green variety of spodumene, a valuable gem. {discovered by WE Hidden, 1853–1918, US mineralogist. See ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hiddenite — noun a green transparent form of the mineral spodumene used as a gemstone • Hypernyms: ↑spodumene, ↑transparent gem …   Useful english dictionary

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