plural -s
: a rock composed of an alkalic microgranite containing considerable riebeckite

Word History


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

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ailsyte was in 1896

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“Ailsyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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