Galena meaning

gə-lēnə
A soft, lead-gray, very heavy, crystalline mineral, lead sulfide, PbS, with a bright metallic luster, that is the chief ore of lead.
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A gray, metallic mineral occurring in cube-shaped crystals within veins of igneous rock or in sedimentary rocks. It is the main ore of lead. Chemical formula: PbS.
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A gray mineral, essentially PbS, the principal ore of lead.
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A city of extreme northwest Illinois on the Mississippi River. It was a prosperous port and the center of a lead-mining region during the 1800s.
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(mineralogy) A mineral, lead sulphide (PbS), mined as an ore for lead. [ From circa 1600.]
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A place name for a number of United States towns and cities.
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Origin of galena

  • Latin galēna lead ore

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin galena (“dross from smelting lead”), of unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary