adularia

noun ad·u·lar·ia \ ˌa-jə-ˈler-ē-ə , ˌa-dyə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adularia

: a transparent or translucent orthoclase

Origin and Etymology of adularia

borrowed from Italian, from Adula, mountain group in the Lepontine Alps east of St. Gotthard Pass (Switzerland) + -aria (borrowed from Latin -āria, feminine singular of -ārius 1-ary)


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