What does galena mean?

galena meaning in Names Dictionary

Feminine type of Galeno.
Name Origin: Spanish
Name Gender: Female


galena meaning in Etymology Dictionary

lead ore, lead sulphide, c.1600, from Latin galena "mix of gold and lead; dross from smelting lead," of as yet not known source. Associated: Galenic.


galena meaning in General Dictionary

soft blue-grey mineral; lead sulfide; a major way to obtain lead

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  • an answer or antidose for poison; theriaca.
  • Lead sulphide; the key ore of lead. It really is of a bluish gray shade and metallic luster, and it is cubic in crystallization and cleavage.

galena - Spanish to English

galena


galena meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A fix or antidose for poison; theriaca.

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  • (letter.) Lead sulphide; the principal ore of lead. It is of a bluish grey shade and metallic luster, and it is cubic in crystallization and cleavage.

Sentence Examples with the word galena

Cambrian, Ordovician and Silurian beds have been recognized, the Upper Cambrian consisting of a limestone which is very rich in metalliferous ores (especially galena and calamine).

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