[ pahr-guh-sahyt ]
/ ˈpɑr gəˌsaɪt /
a green or bluegreen variety of hornblende.
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Origin of pargasite
1810–20; named after Pargas, town in Finland; see -ite1
Words nearby pargasite
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Pargasite, pr′ga-sīt, n. a dark-green crystallised variety of amphibole or hornblende.