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 Websterâ€™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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.