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A pink to rose-red mineral, essentially a glassy crystalline manganese silicate, MnSiO3, used as an ornamental stone.

[From Greek rhodon, rose.]


(Minerals) a brownish translucent mineral consisting of manganese silicate in triclinic crystalline form with calcium, iron, or magnesium sometimes replacing the manganese. It occurs in metamorphic rocks, esp in New Jersey and Russia, and is used as an ornamental stone, glaze, and pigment. Formula: MnSiO3
[C19: from German Rhodonit, from Greek rhodon rose + -ite]


(ˈroʊd nˌaɪt)

a mineral, manganese silicate, MnSiO3, occurring in rose-red masses usu. with calcium; used as an ornamental stone.
[1815–25; < German Rhodonit < Greek rhódon rose1 + German -it -ite1]
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Noun1.rhodonite - a pink or red mineral consisting of crystalline manganese silicaterhodonite - a pink or red mineral consisting of crystalline manganese silicate; used as an ornamental stone
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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