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  • n. A black iron-potash mica, usually found in granitic rocks in small six-sided tables, or as an aggregation of minute opaque scales.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mica that is a biotite containing iron

Etymologies

French, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

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