Melaphyre meaning

mĕlə-fīr
A dark igneous porphyry embedded with feldspar crystals.
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Any dark-colored porphyritic igneous rock.
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(mineralogy) Any of several dark augitic eruptive rocks allied to basalt.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of melaphyre

  • French mélaphyre Greek melās black French porphyre porphyry (from Medieval Latin porphyrium porphyry)

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

  • French, from Ancient Greek, meaning "black porphyry".

    From Wiktionary