Definition of Aventurine

1. Noun. A translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals.

Exact synonyms: Sunstone
Generic synonyms: Quartz, Transparent Gem
Specialized synonyms: Goldstone



Definition of Aventurine

1. n. 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.

Definition of Aventurine

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (minerology) A variety of translucent quartz, spangled throughout with scales of yellow mica. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aventurine

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Medical Definition of Aventurine

1. 1. A kind of glass, containing gold-coloured spangles. It was produced in the first place by the accidental (par aventure) dropping of some brass filings into a pot of melted glass. 2. A variety of translucent quartz, spangled throughout with scales of yellow mica. ~ feldspar, a variety of oligoclase with internal firelike reflections due to the presence of minute crystals, probably of hematite; sunstone. Origin: F. Aventurine: cf. It. Avventurino. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Aventurine

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1. Antique Gems: Their Origin, Uses, and Value as Interpreters of Ancient by Charles William King (1860)
"On the olive-coloured sort I have met with intagli, hut all modern; in fact, the Tourmaline was not known in Europe before the last century. aventurine. ..."

2. Gems; Notes and Extracts by Augusto Castellani (1871)
"Thus Borson had a chalcedony covered internally with a golden sand : it was aventurine chalcedony. Bossi describes a garnet jasper with small golden dots ..."

3. A Treatise on the Building and Ornamental Stones of Great Britain and by Edward Hull (1872)
"aventurine (or aventurine quartz) is a vitreous variety of quartz, usually translucent, variegated with tints of grey, brown, reddish-brown, or rose colour, ..."

4. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1849)
"T aventurine Glass.—A brownish coloured glass, interspersed with small spangles, which give it a peculiar shining appearance. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Some of the Siberian aventurine, like that of the vase given by Nicholas I. to ... This green aventurine, highly valued by the Chinese, is said to occur in ..."

6. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1846)
"Fine specimens of Venetian aventurine are very ... It appeared then, that aventurine should be obtained by crystallizing copper in melted glass,and having ..."

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