Blende meaning

blĕnd
Any of various shiny minerals composed chiefly of metallic sulfides.
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Any of several minerals, esp. metallic sulfides, with a bright luster; specif., sphalerite.
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(mineralogy) A naturally-occurring sulphide of zinc.
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Origin of blende

  • German from blenden to deceive (because it resembles lead ore) from Middle High German blenden from Old High German blentan to blind, deceive bhel-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From German Blende, from blenden (“deceive”), because it resembles galena.
    From Wiktionary