What does macle mean?

Definitions for macleˈmæk əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word macle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macle(noun)

    chiastolite; -- so called from the tessellated appearance of a cross section. See Chiastolite

  2. Macle(noun)

    a crystal having a similar tessellated appearance

  3. Macle(noun)

    a twin crystal

  4. Origin: [L. macula a spot: cf. F. macle. Cf. Mackle, Mascle.]


  1. Macle

    Macle is a term used in crystallography. It is a crystalline form, twin-crystal or double crystal. Macle is an old French word, a heraldic term for a voided lozenge. Etymologically word is derived from the Latin's macula meaning spot, mesh or hole

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Macle

    mak′l, n. a kind of twin crystal: a kind of cross-stone or hollow-spar, called also Chiastolite, having the axis and angles of its crystals coloured differently from the rest.—adj. Mac′led, spotted. [Through Fr., from L. macula, spot.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of macle in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of macle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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