hornblende

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Etymology[edit]

From German Hornblende, from Horn (horn) + Blende (see blende).

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hornblende (countable and uncountable, plural hornblendes)

  1. A green to black amphibole mineral, of complex structure, formed in the late stages of cooling in igneous rock.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Hornblende” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • hornblende mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016

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Noun[edit]

hornblende f

  1. plural of hornblenda