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English Dictionary: Aventurine by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
aventurine
n
  1. a translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals
    Synonym(s): sunstone, aventurine
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.
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