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aventurine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aventurine  \A*ven"tu*rine\,  n.  [F.  aventurine:  cf  It 
  avventurino.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  glass,  containing  gold-colored  spangles.  It  was 
  produced  in  the  first  place  by  the  accidental  (par 
  aventure)  dropping  of  some  brass  filings  into  a  pot  of 
  melted  glass. 
 
  2.  (Min.)  A  variety  of  translucent  quartz,  spangled 
  throughout  with  scales  of  yellow  mica. 
 
  {Aventurine  feldspar},  a  variety  of  oligoclase  with  internal 
  firelike  reflections  due  to  the  presence  of  minute 
  crystals,  probably  of  hematite;  sunstone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aventurine 
  n  :  a  translucent  quartz  spangled  with  bits  of  mica  or  other 
  minerals  [syn:  {sunstone}] 




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