plural -s
: 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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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