noun neph·e·line \ˈne-fə-ˌlēn\
variants: or less commonly


play \ˈne-fə-ˌlīt\

Definition of nepheline

  1. :  a hexagonal mineral that is a usually glassy crystalline silicate of sodium, potassium, and aluminum common in igneous rocks


play \ˌne-fə-ˈli-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of nepheline

French néphéline, from Greek nephelē cloud — more at nebula

First Known Use: circa 1814

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