ad·​a·​mel·​lite | \ ˌa-də-ˈme-ˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of adamellite

: any of several minerals: such as
a : an orthoclase-bearing quartz-hornblende-mica-diorite
b : silica-rich quartz-monzonite
c : any quartz-monzonite

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First Known Use of adamellite

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adamellite

German adamellit, from Monte Adamello, mountain in Italy, its locality + German -it -ite

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“Adamellite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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