gangue

[ gang ]

noun
  1. rock or mineral matter of no value occurring with the metallic ore in a vein or deposit.

Origin of gangue

1
1800–10; <French <German Gang;see gang1

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gangue

gang

/ (ɡæŋ) /


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

Origin of gangue

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

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