Origin of melaphyreFrench mélaphyre from Classical Greek melas, black (see melano-) + French (por)phyre, porphyry
Origin of melaphyreFrench mélaphyre Greek melās black French porphyre porphyry ( from Medieval Latin porphyrium ; see porphyry . )
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French, from Ancient Greek, meaning "black porphyry".