plural -s
: a dark green or bronze-colored laminated pyroxene common in certain igneous rocks (hardness 4, specific gravity 3.2–3.35)

Word History


French, from Greek diallagē change, from diallag-, aorist stem of diallassein to interchange, exchange, change, from dia- + allassein to change, from allos other

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diallage was in 1805

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“Diallage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diallage. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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