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feldspar

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noun feld·spar \ˈfel(d)-ˌspär\

Simple Definition of feldspar

  • : a very common type of mineral

Full Definition of feldspar

  1. :  any of a group of crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates with either potassium, sodium, calcium, or barium and that are an essential constituent of nearly all crystalline rocks

Origin of feldspar

modification of obsolete German Feldspath (now Feldspat), from German Feld field + obsolete German Spath (now Spat) spar


First Known Use: 1772

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