spathic

[spath-ik]

Origin of spathic

1780–90; < German Spat (earlier spelling Spath) spar + -ic
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spathic

spathose (ˈspæθəʊs)

adjective
  1. (of minerals) resembling spar, esp in having good cleavage

Word Origin for spathic

C18: from German Spat, Spath spar ³; related to Old High German spān chip; see spoon
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