Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fine-grained, light-colored granitic rock consisting primarily of orthoclase and quartz.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See haplite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun light-colored and fine-grained granitic rock consisting chiefly of quartz and feldspars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geology A fine-grained granitic rock composed mostly of quartz and feldspars.

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

  • noun light-colored and fine-grained granitic rock consisting chiefly of quartz and feldspars

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Aplit, from Greek haplous, single; see haploid.]

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