plural -s
: any of a group of feldspathoid rocks (such as naujaites, lujauvrites, or kakortokites) from Ilimausak, Greenland, which differ from normal nephelite-syenites in having alumina in excess of the alkalies

Word History


Agpa, locality in southern Greenland + -ite entry 1

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agpaite was in 1913

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“Agpaite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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