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[mak-uh l]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. chiastolite.
  2. a twinned crystal.
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Origin of macle

1720–30; < French < Latin macula. See macula
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Historical Examples

  • Some, which appear to be macle crystals, resist this mechanical division, and are called diamonds of nature.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

British Dictionary definitions for macle


  1. another name for chiastolite, twin (def. 3)
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Word Origin

C19: via French from Latin macula spot, stain
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