brandophite

English translation: collector of snakes

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English term or phrase:brandophite
English translation:collector of snakes

17:46 Aug 26, 2001
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English term or phrase: brandophite
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brandopohite collect?
Shirley D. Battle
brand ophite
Explanation:
ophite [ ft ] (plural oph·ites) noun
mottled green rock: any of several mottled green rocks, for example, diabase or dolerite, that are made up of small long plagioclase crystals surrounded by larger pyroxene crystals

[Mid-17th century. Via Latin from Greek ophits "serpentine stone," from ophis "snake"; from its markings, which are like a snake's.]

source: Encarta

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Vivian
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Thank you Vivian, I could not find this word in any of the standard materials I have access to.
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brand ophite


Explanation:
ophite [ ft ] (plural oph·ites) noun
mottled green rock: any of several mottled green rocks, for example, diabase or dolerite, that are made up of small long plagioclase crystals surrounded by larger pyroxene crystals

[Mid-17th century. Via Latin from Greek ophits "serpentine stone," from ophis "snake"; from its markings, which are like a snake's.]

source: Encarta



Vivian
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Thank you Vivian, I could not find this word in any of the standard materials I have access to.
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