[ ap-lahyt ]
/ ˈæp laɪt /
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a fine-grained granite composed essentially of feldspar and quartz.
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OTHER WORDS FROM apliteap·lit·ic [ap-lit-ik], /æpˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use aplite in a sentence
There is one very beautiful specimen of shining white, fine-grained granite aplite, with small, pale red garnets.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
Less frequently aplite forms stocks or bosses, or occupies the edges or irregular portions of the interior of outcrops of granite.
British Dictionary definitions for aplite
/ (ˈæplaɪt) /
a light-coloured fine-grained acid igneous rock with a sugary texture, consisting of quartz and feldspars
Derived forms of apliteaplitic (æpˈlɪtɪk) or haplitic, adjective
Word Origin for aplite
C19: from German Aplit, from Greek haploos simple + -ite 1
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