Meaning of aventurine


Pronunciation: (u-ven'chu-rēn", -rin), [key]
— n.
  1. an opaque, brown glass containing fine, gold-colored particles.
  2. any of several varieties of minerals, esp. quartz or feldspar, spangled with bright particles of mica, hematite, or other minerals.
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