Aventurine meaning

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An opaque or semitranslucent brown glass flecked with small metallic particles, often of copper or chromic oxide.
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Any of several varieties of quartz or feldspar flecked with particles of mica, hematite, or other materials.
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A kind of glass flecked with spangles, as from copper filings or bits of chromic oxide.
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A translucent mineral containing reflective particles; specif., a variety of chert that contains sparkling bits of mica, hematite, etc.
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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.
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(mineralogy) A variety of translucent quartz, spangled throughout with scales of yellow mica.
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Origin of aventurine

  • French from aventure accident (so called because of its accidental discovery or the randomness of inclusions in it) adventure
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition