Perthitic
Perthite Perth"ite, n. [So called from Perth, in canada.] (Min.) A kind of feldspar consisting of a laminated intertexture of albite and orthoclase, usually of different colors. -- {Per*thit"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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