Definition of nosean in English:

nosean

(also noseane)

noun

Mineralogy
  • A mineral of the sodalite group, a silicate and sulphate of sodium and aluminium, Na₈Al₆Si₆O₂₄(SO₄), that crystallizes in the cubic system and occurs in phonolites and related volcanic rocks.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Thomson. From the name of K. W. Nose, German geologist who described the mineral + -an, after German Nosian.

Pronunciation

nosean

/ˈnəʊzɪən/