melilite

noun

mel·​i·​lite
ˈmeləˌlīt
plural -s
: an often honey-yellow mineral (Ca,Na2)(Mg,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)2O7 occurring in small tetragonal crystals that is a silicate of sodium, calcium, aluminum, and iron
especially : a member of the series consisting of an isomorphous solid-solution series between gehlenite and akermanite

Word History

Etymology

French mélilite, from méli- meli- + -lite

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“Melilite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melilite. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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