- a fine-grained granite composed essentially of feldspar and quartz.
Origin of aplite
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- a light-coloured fine-grained acid igneous rock with a sugary texture, consisting of quartz and feldspars
Word Origin for aplite
C19: from German Aplit, from Greek haploos simple + -ite 1
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