follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

felspar

[fel-spahr] /ˈfɛlˌspɑr/
noun
1.
Origin
< German Fels rock + spar3, by false etymological analysis
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for felspar
  • One of the more common sources of sodium in water is from the dissolution of clay and felspar minerals.
  • Look now: you can see big crystals of felspar, and maybe the sparkle of mica.
British Dictionary definitions for felspar

feldspar

/ˈfɛldˌspɑː; ˈfɛlˌspɑː/
noun
1.
any of a group of hard rock-forming minerals consisting of aluminium silicates of potassium, sodium, calcium, or barium: the principal constituents of igneous rocks. The group includes orthoclase, microcline, and the plagioclase minerals
Derived Forms
feldspathic (fɛldˈspæθɪk; fɛlˈspæθ-), felspathic, feldspathose, felspathose, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from German feldspat(h), from feld field + spat(h) spar³

felspar

/ˈfɛlˌspɑː/
noun
1.
a variant (esp Brit) of feldspar
Derived Forms
felspathic (fɛlˈspæθɪk), felspathose, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for felspar

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for felspar

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for felspar