feldspar

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noun feld·spar \ˈfel(d)-ˌspär\

Definition of feldspar

  1. :  any of a group of crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates with either potassium, sodium, calcium, or barium and that are an essential constituent of nearly all crystalline rocks

Origin and Etymology of feldspar

modification of obsolete German Feldspath (now Feldspat), from German Feld field + obsolete German Spath (now Spat) spar


First Known Use: 1772

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FELDSPAR Defined for English Language Learners

feldspar

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noun feld·spar \ˈfel(d)-ˌspär\

Definition of feldspar for English Language Learners

  • : a very common type of mineral


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