Meaning of bastonite in English:

bastonite

Pronunciation /ˈbastənʌɪt/

noun

Mineralogy
  • A variety of mica occurring as large greenish-brown plates, close to hydrobiotite in composition.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823–1911), mineralogist. From French bastonite from Bastogne, the name of a town in Belgium where the mineral was discovered + French -ite.