hiddenite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hiddenite a green transparent form of the mineral spodumene used as a gemstone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hiddenite (Min) An emerald-green variety of spodumene found in North Carolina; lithia emerald, -- used as a gem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hiddenite A transparent emerald-green or yellowish-green variety of spodumene, found in North Carolina in small crystals of prismatic habit. It is highly esteemed as a gem. Also called lithia emerald, in allusion to its composition and color.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
After W. E. Hidden,

Usage

In literature:

The company estimates the value of this entire yield of hiddenite at about $2,500.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887" by Various
Hiddenite occurs in small slender monoclinic crystals of prismatic habit, often pitted on the surface.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

For the 31st year in a row, the Celebration of the Arts brought folk and colonial life to reality, transforming several blocks of Hiddenite into a festival-like atmosphere.
Kolbe Pierce, a 11-year-old resident of Hiddenite , needed only 22 pitches to finish a four-inning perfect game July 7.
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