aplite

noun

ap·​lite ˈa-ˌplīt How to pronounce aplite (audio)
: a fine-grained light-colored granite consisting almost entirely of quartz and feldspar
aplitic adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aplite was in 1862

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“Aplite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aplite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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