noun am·pe·lite \ˈampəˌlīt\

Definition of ampelite



  1. 1 :  a black earth rich in pyrites used by the ancients to kill insects on vines

  2. 2 :  carbonaceous schist :  cannel coal


\¦ampə¦litik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ampelite

Latin ampelitis, from Greek, from ampelos vine

First Known Use: circa 1658

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a trip made at another's expense

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