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galena

noun ga·le·na \gə-ˈlē-nə\

Definition of GALENA

:  a bluish-gray cubic mineral with metallic luster consisting of lead sulfide and constituting the principal ore of lead

Origin of GALENA

Latin, lead ore
First Known Use: 1671
GALENA Defined for Kids

galena

noun ga·le·na \gə-ˈlē-nə\

Definition of GALENA for Kids

:  a bluish gray mineral that is the ore from which lead is obtained

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