ail·​syte | \ ˈāl-ˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of ailsyte

: a rock composed of an alkalic microgranite containing considerable riebeckite

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First Known Use of ailsyte

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ailsyte

Ailsa Craig, island off the coast of Scotland, its locality + English -yte (variant of -ite)

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“Ailsyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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