plural -s
: a triclinic feldspar intermediate between albite and anorthite that is an ingredient of andesite

Word History


borrowed from German Andesin, from Andesite andesite + -in -ine entry 2

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of andesine was in 1842

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“Andesine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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