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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A dark mineral in certain rocks.

Usage examples (32)
  • The geologist was surprised to see hornblende in that rock because it was not naturally occurring in that area.
  • This stone is a volcanic rock called hornblende, of very fine grain, with minute specks of mica.
  • An examination of the stones which fell at Fort de France showed them to be of a variety of lava called hornblende and andesite.
  • It is found in the greenstone and hornblende-schists of for more
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