noun di·al·lage \ˈdīəlij\

Definition of diallage



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


\¦dīə¦lajik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of diallage

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

First Known Use: 1805

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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