gangue

[gang]

Origin of gangue

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

gang

noun
  1. 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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