lepidomelane

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lepidomelane a mica that is a biotite containing iron
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lepidomelane (Min) An iron-potash mica, of a raven-black color, usually found in granitic rocks in small six-sided tables, or as an aggregation of minute opaque scales. See Mica.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lepidomelane A species of the mica group (see mica), of a deep-black color, usually occurring in small, rather inelastic scales. It contains a large amount of iron.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. lepi`s -i`dos, a scale + me`las me`laina, black