Definition of Felspar

1. Noun. Any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium.

Exact synonyms: Feldspar
Terms within: Atomic Number 14, Si, Silicon
Specialized synonyms: Orthoclase, Oligoclase, Plagioclase, Moonstone
Generic synonyms: Spar



Definition of Felspar

1. n. See Feldspar.

Definition of Felspar

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of feldspar) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Felspar

1. feldspar [n -S] - See also: feldspar

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Felspar

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felspar (current term)
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Literary usage of Felspar

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1. Proceedings (1891)
"... the ground mass is formed of felspar and interstitial glass, the black crystal at the bottom is titaniferous iron ore. Fio. 2. CLEE HILLS. ..."

2. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"The conversion of leucite into glassy felspar will be treated of subsequently. ... A twin crystal of felspar from decomposed granite, near a tin lode at St. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"A very few crystalline massive rocks occur without felspar as an ... Among the accessory minerals, garnet, felspar, and hornblende are not infrequent. ..."

4. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Henry Alexander Miers (1902)
"He also introdu>: the name oligoclase for the soda felspar from Stockholm, which had \v distinguished as a new mineral by Berzelius, and possessed an ..."

5. Elements of Geology by Charles Lyell (1845)
"KKI i E. Formerly denned as a synonym of greenstone, which see. But according to Kose (ibid. p. 32.), its composition is black augite and Labrador- felspar; ..."

6. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1824)
"j, SOME differences I had found in the angles of crystals described hitherto as felspar, induced me to examine them with greater accuracy. ..."

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