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nepheline

noun neph·e·line \ˈne-fə-ˌlēn\

Definition of NEPHELINE

:  a hexagonal mineral that is a usually glassy crystalline silicate of sodium, potassium, and aluminum common in igneous rocks
neph·e·lin·ic \ˌne-fə-ˈli-nik\ adjective

Variants of NEPHELINE

neph·e·line also neph·e·lite \-ˌlīt\

Origin of NEPHELINE

French néphéline, from Greek nephelē cloud — more at nebula
First Known Use: circa 1814

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