Tanzanite meaning

tănzə-nīt
A transparent variety of zoisite, used as a gem.
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A deep-blue variety of zoisite, used as a semiprecious stone.
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A trichroic violet-blue variety of the mineral zoisite mined in Tanzania, used as a gemstone.
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Origin of tanzanite

  • After Tanzania

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Tanzania +"Ž -ite

    From Wiktionary