Definition of miaskite in English:

miaskite

(also miascite)

noun

Geology
  • Any mottled black and white nepheline-syenite that also contains oligoclase, microperthite, and biotite.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From German Miascit from Miask (now Miass), the name of a town on the river Miass in the Urals, where the rock was first obtained + -it -ite.

Pronunciation

miaskite

/ˈmʌɪəskʌɪt/