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noun ap·lite \ˈa-ˌplīt\

Definition of aplite

  1. :  a fine-grained light-colored granite consisting almost entirely of quartz and feldspar


play \a-ˈpli-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of aplite

probably from German Aplit, from Greek haploos simple — more at hapl-

First Known Use: 1879

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