Hornblende schist
Hornblende Horn"blende`, n. [G., fr. horn horn + blende blende.] (Min.) The common black, or dark green or brown, variety of amphibole. (See {Amphibole}.) It belongs to the aluminous division of the species, and is also characterized by its containing considerable iron. Also used as a general term to include the whole species. [1913 Webster]

{Hornblende schist} (Geol.), a hornblende rock of schistose structure. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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