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: a very compact banded rock resembling felsite and consisting of minute particles of feldspar and quartz with fine scales of mica and chlorite

Word History


Swedish, from hälle- slab, rock (from Old Swedish hællo-, hælla) + flinta flint, from Old Swedish; akin to Old Norse hella cliff, mountain, Gothic hallus cliff, and to Old English flint

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“Hälleflinta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/h%C3%A4lleflinta. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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