adularia

noun
ad·​u·​lar·​ia | \ ˌa-jə-ˈler-ē-ə How to pronounce adularia (audio) , ˌa-dyə- \

Definition of adularia

: a transparent or translucent orthoclase

First Known Use of adularia

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 -ary entry 1)

Learn More About adularia

Time Traveler for adularia

Time Traveler

The first known use of adularia was in 1789

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near adularia

adularescence

adularia

adulation

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for adularia

Cite this Entry

“Adularia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adularia. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on adularia

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about adularia

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!