Labrador feldspar
Labrador Lab`ra*dor", n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster]

{Labrador duck} (Zo["o]l.), a sea duck ({Camtolaimus Labradorius}) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of New England, but is now supposed to be extinct, no specimens having been reported since 1878.

{Labrador feldspar}. See {Labradorite}.

{Labrador tea} (Bot.), a name of two low, evergreen shrubs of the genus {Ledum} ({Ledum palustre} and {Ledum latifolium}), found in Northern Europe and America. They are used as tea in British America, and in Scandinavia as a substitute for hops. [1913 Webster]


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  • Labrador — Lab ra*dor , n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster] {Labrador duck} (Zo[ o]l.), a sea duck ({Camtolaimus Labradorius}) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of New… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Labrador duck — Labrador Lab ra*dor , n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster] {Labrador duck} (Zo[ o]l.), a sea duck ({Camtolaimus Labradorius}) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Labrador tea — Labrador Lab ra*dor , n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster] {Labrador duck} (Zo[ o]l.), a sea duck ({Camtolaimus Labradorius}) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camtolaimus Labradorius — Labrador Lab ra*dor , n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster] {Labrador duck} (Zo[ o]l.), a sea duck ({Camtolaimus Labradorius}) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ledum latifolium — Labrador Lab ra*dor , n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster] {Labrador duck} (Zo[ o]l.), a sea duck ({Camtolaimus Labradorius}) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ledum palustre — Labrador Lab ra*dor , n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland. [1913 Webster] {Labrador duck} (Zo[ o]l.), a sea duck ({Camtolaimus Labradorius}) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anorthosite — (pronEng|æˈnɔrθəsaɪt/, /ə ) is a phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of plagioclase feldspar (90–100%), and a minimal mafic component (0–10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite, and olivine are the mafic minerals most… …   Wikipedia

  • Precambrian time — Interval of geologic time from с 3. 8 billion years ago, the age of the oldest known rocks, to 544 million years ago, the beginning of the Cambrian Period. This interval represents more than 80% of the geologic record and thus provides important… …   Universalium

  • labradorite — labradoritic /lab reuh daw rit ik/, adj. /lab reuh daw ruyt , lab reuh dawr uyt/, n. a feldspar mineral of the plagioclase group, often characterized by a brilliant change of colors, with blue and green most common. [1805 15; named after LABRADOR …   Universalium

  • Plagioclase — A photomicrograph of a plagioclase crystal under cross polarized light. The plagioclase crystal shows a distinct banding effect called a Polysynthetic twinning. (unknown scale) General Category …   Wikipedia

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