Benitoite



a rare mineral, barium titanium silicate, BaTiSi 3 O 9 , occurring in blue hexagonal crystals exhibiting dichroism.

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    benzoin1 (def 2). the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, and the brother of Joseph. Gen. 35:18. one of the 12 tribes of ancient Israel traditionally descended from him. Asher, 1773–1845, U.S. architect and writer. Judah Philip, 1811–84, Confederate statesman. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “son of the right.”. Contemporary Examples […]

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