noun ad·a·mel·lite \ˌa-də-ˈme-ˌlīt\

Definition of adamellite



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of adamellite

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

First Known Use: 1896

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