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melilite

[mel-uh-lahyt] /ˈmɛl əˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a sorosilicate mineral group, consisting chiefly of sodium, calcium, and aluminum silicates, occurring in igneous rocks.
Origin of melilite
1790-1800
1790-1800; < New Latin melilithus, equivalent to Greek méli honey + líthos -lite
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