blende

[ blend ]
/ blɛnd /

noun Mineralogy.

sphalerite; zinc sulfide.
any of certain other sulfides.

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Origin of blende

1675–85; <German; compare Middle High German blenden to make blind, deceive; so called because it often looks deceptively like galena
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blende
/ (blɛnd) /

noun

another name for sphalerite
any of several sulphide ores, such as antimony sulphide

Word Origin for blende

C17: German Blende, from blenden to deceive, blind; so called because it is easily mistaken for galena
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