rocks

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barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones acorn barnacle , Balanus balanoides , rock barnacle
epiphyte or creeping on rocks; Malaysian plant having somewhat fleshy leaves and bright red flowers Aeschynanthus radicans , lipstick plant
widely distributed feldspar that forms rocks albite , white feldspar
rare plagioclastic feldspar occurring in many igneous rocks anorthite
multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms atomic number 15 , P , phosphorus
nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks) atomic number 53 , I , iodin , iodine
soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia atomic number 79 , Au , gold
small usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living about rocky shores; are territorial and live in holes between rocks blenny , combtooth blenny
common western lizard; seen on logs or rocks blue-belly , Sceloporus occidentalis , swift , western fence lizard
fall over steep rocks, water cascade
generally green or black mineral; it occurs as a constituent of many rocks typically in the form of a flat crystal chlorite
small granule (of e.g. chrysolite) found in some meteoric rocks chondrule
brown or yellow-green olivine found in igneous and metamorphic rocks and used as a gemstone chrysolite
herbivorous lizard that lives among rocks in the arid parts of southwestern United States and Mexico chuckwalla , Sauromalus obesus
(geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks clastic rock
very small (to 3 inches) flattened marine fish with a sucking disc on the abdomen for clinging to rocks etc. clingfish
white mineral consisting of silica; found in volcanic rocks cristobalite
(geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind deflation
loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks detritus
mussel with a dark shell that lives attached to rocks edible mussel , Mytilus edulis
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