aplite

noun
ap·​lite | \ ˈa-ˌplīt How to pronounce aplite (audio) \

Definition of aplite

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

Other Words from aplite

aplitic \ a-​ˈpli-​tik How to pronounce aplitic (audio) \ 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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“Aplite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aplite. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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