paragonite

[ puh-rag-uh-nahyt ]
/ pəˈræg əˌnaɪt /

noun Mineralogy.

a mica, similar in composition and appearance to muscovite but containing sodium instead of potassium.

Nearby words

  1. paragogic,
  2. paragon,
  3. paragonimiasis,
  4. paragonimus,
  5. paragonimus westermani,
  6. paragould,
  7. paragrammatism,
  8. paragraph,
  9. paragraph mark,
  10. paragrapher

Origin of paragonite

1840–50; < Greek parágōn misleading, leading aside (present participle of parágein; see paragoge) + -ite1

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