Meaning of rhodonite

rho•do•nite

Pronunciation: (rōd'n-īt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a mineral, manganese metasilicate, MnSiO, occurring usually in rose-red masses, sometimes used as an ornamental stone; manganese spar.
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