Definition of moissanite in English:

moissanite

noun

Mineralogy
  • Trigonal silicon carbide, SiC, which occurs as colourless to blue or green hexagonal plates with a metallic lustre and is the naturally occurring form of carborundum.

Origin

Early 20th century. From the name of Henri Moissan, French chemist, who discovered the mineral + -ite.

Pronunciation

moissanite

/ˈmwasənʌɪt//ˈmɔɪsənʌɪt/