melilite

[ mel-uh-lahyt ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌlaɪt /

noun

a sorosilicate mineral group, consisting chiefly of sodium, calcium, and aluminum silicates, occurring in igneous rocks.

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Origin of melilite

1790–1800; < New Latin melilithus, equivalent to Greek méli honey + líthos -lite
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