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Meaning of BLENDE

Pronunciation:  blend

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form

BLENDE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: sphalerite, zinc blende
 See Also: atomic number 49, atomic number 81, In, indium, mineral, thallium, Tl



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Blende\, n. [G., fr. blenden to blind, dazzle, deceive,
fr. blind blind. So called either in allusion to its dazzling
luster; or (Dana) because, though often resembling galena, it
yields no lead. Cf. {Sphalerite}.] (Min.)
(a) A mineral, called also {sphalerite}, and by miners {mock
    lead}, {false galena}, and {black-jack}. It is a zinc
    sulphide, but often contains some iron. Its color is
    usually yellow, brown, or black, and its luster resinous.
(b) A general term for some minerals, chiefly metallic
    sulphides which have a somewhat brilliant but nonmetallic