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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Other Words from hälleflinta

hälleflintoid \ -​ntˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for hälleflinta

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

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