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gangue

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/ gæŋ /
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noun
rock or mineral matter of no value occurring with the metallic ore in a vein or deposit.
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Origin of gangue

1800–10; <French <German Gang;see gang1
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gangue

gang

/ (ɡæŋ) /

noun
valueless and undesirable material, such as quartz in small quantities, in an ore

Word Origin for gangue

C19: from French gangue, from German Gang vein of metal, course; see gang 1
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