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a green feldspar, a variety of microcline, used as an ornamental material.
Historical Examples

“amazonite” was originally misnamed, as none is found along the river of that name.
A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public Frank Bertram Wade

As has already been said, amazonite is sometimes sold as “jade,” which is incorrect.
A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public Frank Bertram Wade

a green variety of microcline used as a gemstone. Formula: KAlSi3O8 Also called Amazon stone


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