macle

noun
ma·​cle | \ ˈma-kəl How to pronounce macle (audio) \

Definition of macle

1 : a twin crystal
2 : a flat often triangular diamond that is usually a twin crystal

Other Words from macle

macled \ ˈma-​kəld How to pronounce macled (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of macle

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for macle

French, wide-meshed net, lozenge voided, macle, from Old French, mesh, lozenge voided, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German masca mesh — more at mesh

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The first known use of macle was in 1798

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