feldspar vs felspar what difference

what is difference between feldspar and felspar

English

Alternative forms

  • felspar

Etymology

Partial calque of German Feldspat, formed from Feld (field) + Spat (spar).

Noun

feldspar (countable and uncountable, plural feldspars)

  1. (mineralogy) Any of a large group of rock-forming minerals that, together, make up about 60% of the earth’s outer crust. The feldspars are all aluminum silicates of the alkali metals sodium, potassium, calcium and barium. Feldspars are the principal constituents of igneous and plutonic rocks.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • feldspathic
  • feldspathoid
  • feldspathose

Translations

See also

  • albite
  • bytownite
  • andesine
  • anorthite
  • granite
  • labradorite
  • microcline
  • mineral
  • oligoclase
  • orthoclase
  • rock


English

Noun

felspar (countable and uncountable, plural felspars)

  1. Alternative spelling of feldspar

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