from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lilac-colored spodumene used as a gemstone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Kunzite is a pink to lilac colored gemstone, a variety of spodumene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A transparent pink-and-purple lilac variety of spodumene.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pinkish lilac crystal form of the mineral spodumene that is used as a gemstone


After George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), American gemologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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