Elaeolite
Elaeolite E*l[ae]"o*lite, n. [Gr. ? olive oil, oil + -lite.] (Min.) A variety of hephelite, usually massive, of greasy luster, and gray to reddish color. [1913 Webster]

{El[ae]olite syenite}, a kind of syenite characterized by the presence of el[ae]olite. [1913 Webster]


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  • elaeolite — variant of eleolite * * * elaeolite /e lēˈō līt/ noun A greasy looking nepheline ORIGIN: Gr elaion olive oil, and lithos stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elaeolite syenite — Elaeolite E*l[ae] o*lite, n. [Gr. ? olive oil, oil + lite.] (Min.) A variety of hephelite, usually massive, of greasy luster, and gray to reddish color. [1913 Webster] {El[ae]olite syenite}, a kind of syenite characterized by the presence of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Intrusion — In geology, an intrusion is a body of igneous rock that has crystallized from molten magma below the surface of the Earth. Bodies of magma that solidify underground before they reach the surface of the earth are called plutons, named for Pluto,… …   Wikipedia

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