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  • n. A monoclinic crystalline mineral, a barium-rich potassium feldspar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A species of the feldspar group containing barium. See feldspar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A monoclinic barium feldspar (K2BaAl4(SiO3)8) occurring sparingly, in glassy crystals resembling adularia, in the dolomite of the Binnenthal, Switzerland. Related, but less distinctly characterized, barium feldspars occur elsewhere.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek hyalos, glass, and phanos, to appear.

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