hälleflinta

noun häl·le·flin·ta \¦helə¦flintə\

Definition of hälleflinta

plural

-s

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

hälleflintoid

\-ntˌȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at hill, flint


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