gneiss

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See also: gneis, Gneis, and gnéis

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Gneiss

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From German Gneis, from Middle High German gneist(spark), from Old High German gneisto(spark). More at gnast.

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gneiss ‎(usually uncountable, plural gneisses)

  1. (geology) A common and widely-distributed metamorphic rock having bands or veins, but not schistose.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 98:
      The old towns along the route are as solidly built from the gneiss of the region as you might expect.
    This rock is gneiss, but don’t take it for granite.

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