nephelite
noun see nepheline

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  • Nephelite — Nepheline Neph e*line (n[e^]f [ e]*l[i^]n), Nephelite Neph e*lite (n[e^]f [ e]*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. nefe lh cloud: cf. F. n[ e]ph[ e]line. Cf. {Nebula}.] (Min.) A mineral occuring at Vesuvius, in glassy hexagonal crystals; also elsewhere, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nephelite — neph·e·lite …   English syllables

  • nephelite — noun a whitish mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate in crystalline form; used in the manufacture of ceramics and enamels • Syn: ↑nepheline • Hypernyms: ↑mineral • Substance Holonyms: ↑nephelinite …   Useful english dictionary

  • nephelite elaeolite syenite — Syenite Sy e*nite, n. [L. Syenites (sc. lapis), from Syene, Gr. ?.] (Min.) (a) Orig., a rock composed of quartz, hornblende, and feldspar, anciently quarried at Syene, in Upper Egypt, and now called {granite}. (b) A granular, crystalline, ingeous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nepheline — /nef euh lin/, n. a feldspathoid mineral, essentially sodium aluminum silicate, NaAlSiO4, occurring in alkali rich volcanic rocks. Also, nephelite /nef euh luyt /. [1805 15; < F néphéline, equiv. to néphél ( < Gk nephéle cloud) + ine INE2] * * *… …   Universalium

  • granite — Syenite Sy e*nite, n. [L. Syenites (sc. lapis), from Syene, Gr. ?.] (Min.) (a) Orig., a rock composed of quartz, hornblende, and feldspar, anciently quarried at Syene, in Upper Egypt, and now called {granite}. (b) A granular, crystalline, ingeous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leucite syenite — Syenite Sy e*nite, n. [L. Syenites (sc. lapis), from Syene, Gr. ?.] (Min.) (a) Orig., a rock composed of quartz, hornblende, and feldspar, anciently quarried at Syene, in Upper Egypt, and now called {granite}. (b) A granular, crystalline, ingeous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syenite — Sy e*nite, n. [L. Syenites (sc. lapis), from Syene, Gr. ?.] (Min.) (a) Orig., a rock composed of quartz, hornblende, and feldspar, anciently quarried at Syene, in Upper Egypt, and now called {granite}. (b) A granular, crystalline, ingeous rock… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ankaratrite — ä.ˌtrīt noun ( s) Etymology: French ankaratrite, from Ankaratra mts., Madagascar, its locality + French ite : a melanocratic nephelite basalt containing some feldspar, phenocrysts of olivine, microlites of titanaugite, and from 10 to 15 percent… …   Useful english dictionary

  • atlantite — ətˈlanˌtīt noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Atlantic + ite; originally formed as German atlantit; from its occurrence in the Atlantic petrographic province : a melanocratic nephelite basalt rock consisting of plagioclase,… …   Useful english dictionary

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