nephelinite

noun
neph·​e·​lin·​ite | \ ˈne-fə-lə-ˌnīt How to pronounce nephelinite (audio) \

Definition of nephelinite

: a silica-deficient igneous rock having nepheline as the predominant mineral

Other Words from nephelinite

nephelinitic \ ˌne-​fə-​lə-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce nephelinitic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of nephelinite

circa 1863, in the meaning defined above

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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 24 Nov. 2020.

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