adamellite

noun

ad·​a·​mel·​lite
ˌa-də-ˈme-ˌlīt
plural -s
: any of several minerals: such as
a
: an orthoclase-bearing quartz-hornblende-mica-diorite
b
: silica-rich quartz-monzonite
c
: any quartz-monzonite

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adamellite was in 1896

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“Adamellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adamellite. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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