rhodonite definition by Webster's New World
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a glassy, pink-to-brown, triclinic mineral, MnSiO, used as an ornamental stone; manganese silicate
Origin: German rhodonit ; from Classical Greek rhodon, rose (see Rhoda) plush German -it, -ite
rhodonite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A pink to rose-red mineral, essentially a glassy crystalline manganese silicate, MnSiO3, used as an ornamental stone.
Origin: From Greek rhodon, rose.