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 general term for some minerals, chiefly metallic sulphides which have a somewhat brilliant but nonmetallic luster. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An ore, the native sulphide of zinc. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. 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.