benitoite

/beuh nee"toh uyt'/, n.
a rare mineral, barium titanium silicate, BaTiSi3O9, occurring in blue hexagonal crystals exhibiting dichroism.
[1905-10; named after San Benito County, California; see -ITE1]

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