meaning of blende

blende meaning in General Dictionary

A mineral labeled as also sphalerite and by miners mock lead untrue galena and black colored jack It is a zinc sulphide but usually includes some iron Its shade is normally yellow brown or black and its particular luster resinous

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  • an ore this is the primary source of zinc; is made up mainly of zinc sulfide in crystalline kind
  • A mineral, labeled as additionally sphalerite, and by miners mock lead, false galena, and black-jack. It is a zinc sulphide, but usually contains some metal. Its color is usually yellow, brown, or black, as well as its luster resinous.
  • A general term for some nutrients, mainly metallic sulphides which have a significantly brilliant but nonmetallic luster.

blende meaning in Etymology Dictionary

an ore of zinc, 1680s, from German Blende, a back-formation from blenden "to blind, deceive" (see blind (adj.)). So named since it resembles lead but does not yield any.


blende - German to English

(sun) visor

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  • aperture
  • bezel
  • blind
  • collimator
  • diaphragm
  • dealing with [garment]
  • lens opening
  • orifice
  • color
  • protect
  • faceplate
  • blende
  • display screen
  • mantelet
  • mantlet
  • veneer
  • framework
  • transition

blende meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A mineral, called additionally sphalerite, and also by miners mock lead, false galena, and black-jack. Its a zinc sulphide, but often contains some iron. Its color is usually yellowish, brown, or black colored, as well as its luster resinous.

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  • (letter.) An over-all term for many minerals, chiefly metallic sulphides which have a somewhat brilliant but nonmetallic luster.

Sentence Examples with the word blende

It is often associated with blende and pyrites, and with calcite, fluorspar, quartz, barytes, chalybite and pearlspar as gangue minerals; in the upper oxidized parts of the deposits, cerussite and anglesite occur as alteration products.

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