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Definition of "aventurine" []

  • An opaque or semitranslucent brown glass flecked with small metallic particles, often of copper or chromic oxide. (noun)
  • Any of several varieties of quartz or feldspar flecked with particles of mica, hematite, or other materials. Also called sunstone. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aventurine" in a sentence
  • "She sprinkled lavender and mint on his stomach, then followed the lines of the star with a piece of aventurine, mumbling of Mercury, the Roman messenger of the gods and god of travelers, and invoking the element of earth."
  • "This top seashell has both cased aventurine as well as "Psyche" which mostly turned purple for me. woohoo!"
  • "Towards the end, I use my gold aventurine hand pulled stringer."