Elvanite
Elvan \Elv"an\, Elvanite \Elv"an*ite\, n. The rock of an elvan vein, or the elvan vein itself; an elvan course. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • el|van — «EHL vuhn», noun. = elvanite. (Cf. ↑elvanite) ╂[probably < Cornish elven spark] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elvan — Elv an, Elvanite Elv an*ite, n. The rock of an elvan vein, or the elvan vein itself; an elvan course. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elvan — /ˈɛlvən/ (say elvuhn) noun a granular, igneous rock found most often in dykes and composed essentially of quartz and orthoclase. Also, elvanite /ˈɛlvənaɪt/ (say elvuhnuyt). {British dialect (Devon and Cornwall); compare Cornish elven spark} …   Australian English dictionary

  • el|van|it|ic — «EHL vuh NIHT ihk», adjective. containing, resembling, or characterized by elvanite …   Useful english dictionary

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