salband

noun sal·band \ˈsalˌband; ˈsälˌbänt, ˈzäl-\

Definition of salband

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at self, end


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