Origin of macleFrench from Old French mascle, probably from Old Dutch maske, mesh
- A twinned crystal.
- A dark spot or discoloration in a mineral.
Origin of macleFrench from Old French lozenge from Latin macula mesh
- (mineralogy) chiastolite; so called from the tessellated appearance of a cross-section.
- (mineralogy) A crystal having a similar tessellated appearance.
- (mineralogy) A twin crystal.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.