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minette

[mi-net]
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noun Petrology.
  1. a syenitic lamprophyre composed chiefly of orthoclase and biotite.

Origin of minette

1875–80; < German < French; see mine2, -ette
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Examples from the Web for minette

Historical Examples

  • The more I thought of Minette's conduct, the more puzzled I was.

    Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • Pierre is just saying that he thinks the American is capable of marrying Minette.

    A Girl of the Commune

    George Alfred Henty

  • "Father, you must come with us to his lodgings," Minette exclaimed.

    A Girl of the Commune

    George Alfred Henty

  • Of course it is all Minette's doing; he is as mad as she is.

    A Girl of the Commune

    George Alfred Henty

  • He is not dead, Minette, the wound is not likely to be fatal, he is only hit in the shoulder.

    A Girl of the Commune

    George Alfred Henty


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