: a laminated metamorphic rock characterized by muscovite, quartz, and chlorite

Word History


green entry 1 + schist

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greenschist was in 1817

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“Greenschist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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