Definition of blende in English:

blende

Pronunciation /blend/ /blɛnd/

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noun

another term for sphalerite
  • ‘Zinc blende has 140 atoms and 308 bonds.’

Origin

Late 17th century from German, from blenden ‘deceive’ (so named because it often resembles galena, but is deceptive in that it yields no lead).