salband

noun
sal·​band | \ ˈsalˌband; ˈsälˌbänt, ˈzäl- \
plural -s

Definition of salband

: the border of an igneous mass (such as a dike) usually characterized by a finer grain or even glassy texture produced by the chilling of the molten rock by the cold country rock

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History and Etymology for salband

German, literally, selvage, from Middle High German selbende, selpende, from selp self (from Old High German selb) + ende end, from Old High German enti

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“Salband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salband. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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