American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See aventurine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety either of oligoclase or of orthoclase, or when green a microcline feldspar, showing red or golden-yellow colored reflections produced by included minute crystals of mica, göthite, or hematite. That which was originally brought from Aventura in Spain is a reddish-brown variety of quartz. Also called aventurin, heliolite. The name is also occasionally given to some kinds of cat's-eye.
- n. mineralogy A translucent form of feldspar having flakes of hematite, used as an ornamental stone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Aventurine feldspar. See under aventurine.
- n. a translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals
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