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Definition of feldspar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

feldspar

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfeldspɑː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeldspɑːr//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a type of white or red rock Word Origin mid 18th cent.: alteration of German Feldspat, Feldspath, from Feld ‘field’ + Spat, Spath ‘spar’ . The form felspar is by mistaken association with German Fels ‘rock’.
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