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elvan

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛlv(ə)n
 
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Definition of elvan in English:

noun

[mass noun] Geology
Hard intrusive igneous rock found in Cornwall, typically quartz porphyry.
Example sentences
  • Less frequently elvan has been met with in apparently isolated masses.
  • Molybdenite and corundum are also found in the schist through which the elvan dykes have cut.

Origin

early 18th century: perhaps via Cornish from Welsh elfen 'element'.

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