or spinelle noun Etymology: Italian spinella, diminutive of spina thorn, from Latin Date: 1528 1. a hard crystalline mineral consisting of an oxide of magnesium and aluminum that varies from colorless to ruby red to black and is used as a gem 2. any of a group of minerals that are essentially oxides of magnesium, ferrous iron, zinc, or manganese

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  • spinel — /spi nel , spin l/, n. 1. any of a group of minerals composed principally of oxides of magnesium, aluminum, iron, manganese, chromium, etc., characterized by their hardness and octahedral crystals. 2. a mineral of this group, essentially… …   Universalium

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