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tan·zan·ite

 (tăn′zə-nīt′)
n.
A transparent variety of zoisite, used as a gem.

[After Tanzania.]

tanzanite

(ˈtænzəˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a purple or violet gemstone variety of the mineral zoisite

tan•za•nite

(ˈtæn zəˌnaɪt)

n.
a variety of zoisite valued as a gem for its blue color and strong pleochroism.
[1965–70; after Tanzania]