aplite

noun
ap·lite | \ˈa-ˌplīt \

Definition of aplite 

: a fine-grained light-colored granite consisting almost entirely of quartz and feldspar

Other Words from aplite

aplitic \a-ˈpli-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of aplite

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aplite

probably from German Aplit, from Greek haploos simple — more at hapl-

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