a glassy, pink-to-brown, triclinic mineral, MnSiO, used as an ornamental stone; manganese silicate
Origin of rhodoniteGerman rhodonit from Classical Greek rhodon, rose (see Rhoda) + German -it, -ite
A pink to rose-red mineral, essentially a glassy crystalline manganese silicate, MnSiO3, used as an ornamental stone.
Origin of rhodoniteFrom Greek rhodon rose
(countable and uncountable, plural rhodonites)
From Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhodon, “rose”) + -ite.