Definitions of blende

  1. an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A mineral, called also sphalerite, and by miners mock lead, false galena, and black-jack. It is a zinc sulphide, but often contains some iron. Its color is usually yellow, brown, or black, and its luster resinous. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A general term for some minerals, chiefly metallic sulphides which have a somewhat brilliant but nonmetallic luster. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An ore, the native sulphide of zinc. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A term applied to several minerals having a peculiar lustre or glimmer, variously coloured, as hornblende, zinc-blende, &c., now generally restricted to the sulphuret of zinc; the blackjack or mock ore of English miners. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. blend, n. native sulphuret of zinc. [Ger. blenden, to dazzle, from the lustre of the crystals.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  7. Native sulphide of zinc. [German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  8. [Ger. ] (Mm.) Zinc B., Garnet B., Black-jack. Properly sulphide of zinc; in Cornwall, Cumberland, etc., and many parts of Europe and N. America. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  9. Popularly applied to many other lustrous minerals. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  10. n. [German] An ore of zinc, consisting of zinc and sulphur. Cabinet Dictionary