Definition of adinole in English:

adinole

Pronunciation /ˈadɪnəʊl/

noun

Geology
  • A hard, fine-grained rock, rich in albite, resulting from contact metamorphism of shales, slates, etc.

    Originally described by Beudant as a mineral species, a form of albite.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Shepard (1804–1886). From French adinole from ancient Greek ἁδινός crowded, abundant (from the same base as ἄδην enough + -νος, suffix forming nouns) + an element of uncertain origin (perhaps French -ole, although the semantic motivation is unclear).