di·​al·​lage | \ ˈdīəlij \
plural -s

Definition of diallage

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

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Other Words from diallage

diallagic \ ¦dīə¦lajik \ adjective

First Known Use of diallage

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diallage

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

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“Diallage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diallage. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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