Meaning of morganite in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɔːɡənʌɪt/


mass noun
  • A pink transparent variety of beryl, used as a gemstone.

    ‘The mine also had the reputation of being a producer of fine crystals of morganite and kunzite.’
    • ‘Gem varieties of beryl include emerald, aquamarine, red beryl, goshenite, heliodor, and morganite (pink or peach).’
    • ‘Madagascar is one of the largest producers of morganite.’
    • ‘It yielded a 6-cm morganite on a large crystal plate of cleavelandite and quartz.’
    • ‘Large crystals of morganite have been found in the past.’


Early 20th century from the name of J. P. Morgan (see Morgan, J. P.) + -ite.