Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hard, compact variety of the serpentine species antigorite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hard, compact variety of serpentine found in Rhode Island. It is of a light green color and resembles jade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of serpentine from Smithfield, Rhode Island, of light-green color and fine granular texture. It is remarkable for its hardness and its resemblance to jade.

Etymologies

Coined in 1850 by James Dwight Dana in honor of George Bowen, who originally analysed it, +‎ -ite. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also: blue amber, bowenite, blue calcite, blue chalcedony, pink chalcedony, geode, rainbow obsidian, clear quartz scrying ball in which the past and the future can be read, phantom quartz.

    Astrology for Enlightenment

  • In the middle of four bowenite columns two doves canoodle, representing the enduring love between the Tsar and Tsarina.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Estimates range from $7,000 for a green bowenite arc trimmed in garnets to $90,000 for a pink rhodonite horse head with diamond eyes.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This handle made by the workmaster Michail Perchin for faberge, it was enamelled, gold, bowenite and rose diamond mounted.

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