nepheline

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

nephelite

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Definition of nepheline

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

nephelinic

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Origin and Etymology of nepheline

French néphéline, from Greek nephelē cloud — more at nebula


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