häl·​le·​flin·​ta | \ ¦helə¦flintə \
plural -s

Definition of hälleflinta

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

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hälleflintoid \ -​ntˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for hälleflinta

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 27 Feb. 2021.

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