blende

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From German Blende, from blenden (deceive) (because it resembles galena).

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blende (countable and uncountable, plural blendes)

  1. (mineralogy) sphalerite (a naturally-occurring sulfide of zinc)
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, page 310:
      The procedure up here with ordinary local zinc blende had been straightforward—first you got the sulfur to go off by roasting the blende to zinc oxide, and then you reduced the oxide to zinc metal.

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blende c (uncountable)

  1. metallic sulphide, in particular blende

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blende

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of blenden

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blende m (plural blendes)

  1. (mineralogy) blende

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blende

  1. First-person singular present of blenden.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of blenden.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of blenden.
  4. Imperative singular of blenden.

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blende f

  1. plural of blenda