[ prey-nahyt, pren-ahyt ]
/ ˈpreɪ naɪt, ˈprɛn aɪt /
a mineral, hydrous calcium aluminum silicate, Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2, occurring in light-green reniform aggregates or tabular crystals.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of prehnite
1785–95; named after Col. Van Prehn, 18th-century Dutchman who brought it from South Africa to Europe; see -ite1
Words nearby prehnite
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Example sentences from the Web for prehnite
Also, in detached fragments, on the south shore of Lake Superior, intimately mixed with prehnite.
Prehnite, pren′īt, n. a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime, usually of a pale-green colour.