Definition of adinole
: a dense rock composed chiefly of quartz and albite being an alteration product produced by contact metamorphism
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Origin and Etymology of adinole
French, from Greek hadinos close, thick + French -ole; akin to Greek hadēn enough — more at sad
First Known Use: 1835
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