- a sorosilicate mineral group, consisting chiefly of sodium, calcium, and aluminum silicates, occurring in igneous rocks.
Origin of melilite
1790–1800; < New Latin melilithus, equivalent to Greek méli honey + líthos -lite
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Examples from the Web for melilite
Melilite, a lime-alumina-silicate, is characteristic of certain very basic rocks, the melilite-basalts.