macle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French macle. It, in turn, derives either from Latin macula (from Italic)[1] or from Medieval Latin mascula (from Germanic).[2] See mascle for more.

Noun[edit]

macle (plural macles)

  1. (mineralogy) Chiastolite; so called from the tessellated appearance of a cross-section.
  2. (mineralogy) A crystal having a similar tessellated appearance.
  3. (mineralogy) A twin crystal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ macle” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. ^ macle” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The second sense is from Latin mascula, from Germanic (see English mascle for details).[1] The first sense either has the same origin,[2] or derives from macula (from Italic).[3]

Noun[edit]

macle f (plural macles)

  1. twin crystal
  2. (heraldry) mascle

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References[edit]

  1. ^ mascle” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. ^ macle” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  3. ^ macle” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.