nephelinite

noun

neph·​e·​lin·​ite ˈne-fə-lə-ˌnīt How to pronounce nephelinite (audio)
: a silica-deficient igneous rock having nepheline as the predominant mineral
nephelinitic adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

circa 1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nephelinite was circa 1863

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“Nephelinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nephelinite. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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