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Any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium.  Synonym: feldspar.

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"Felspar" Quotes from Famous Books

... that the fruit has good keeping qualities. The soil on which the apple is mostly grown is largely composed of granitic matter, and is of a sharp, sandy, loamy nature, often of a gritty character. It is usually rich in potash, the predominating felspar being orthoclase, but somewhat deficient in nitrogen and phosphoric acid. It is usually easy to work, of fair depth, and retains moisture well when kept in a thorough state of tilth. The trees are usually planted at from 20 to 25 feet apart each way, when they are either one year or two years old ...
— Fruits of Queensland • Albert Benson

Words linked to "Felspar" :   si, spar, moonstone, orthoclase, atomic number 14, oligoclase, plagioclase, silicon

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